The eye can be easily damaged. It is extremely important that the correct treatment is applied to the eye. An eye injury that has had the incorrect treatment can result in irreversible eye damage.
Eye injuries can be sustained in a multitude of ways. Examples include injuries from blunt objects, penetrating objects, foreign bodies, welder’s flash, chemical or heat burns and ultra violet radiation (sun).
USE PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR WHEN AND WHERE REQUIRED
Gently apply a sterile pad the affected eye. If there is an object penetrating the eye, place padding around the object to keep the eye and object from moving, consider padding the unaffected eye to avoid movement of the injured eye which could cause further damage. DO NOT remove any penetrating objects or place any pressure on the casualty’s eyes, or to the impaled object.
Bleeding from the ear can mean that either the ear drum has ruptured, or the casualty has sustained a fractured skull.
In both cases the fluid should be allowed to drain with the injured ear facing downwards to prevent a build of pressure within the skull.