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In this Guidelines video, Sarah Thomas (Lead Pharmacist for Satellite Services and Contracts, Pharmacy Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) discusses:

  • common foreign bodies, such as metal, plastic, glass, and sand
  • symptoms of foreign bodies, which include grittiness, watering, redness, and blurriness of vision
  • treatment of the condition with antibiotic eye ointment, padding, and simple analgesia.

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The development of this Guidelines video has been supported by an educational grant from Allergan plc. Allergan plc had no influence over the content of the video, and checked the final files for technical accuracy only. At all times, editorial control has remained with the presenter and MGP. Stock images were obtained from Science Photo Library.