What will happen if you put salt on eyes? - Eye Health Nepal

What will happen if you put salt on eyes?

Man with salt on eye
Redness in his eyes with salt traces

A patient from a remote district of Nepal, Rukum came to the eye centre of that place with a complaint of burning sensation in his right eye. The patient claimed to have a metal foreign body in his eye. The patient told that he is a Mason and builds houses. As per patient, he felt like something gone in the eyes, as he was working with the hammer and metal frame. He was holding the metal rod while his friend was hitting it with a hammer. The patient said he treated in the local medical centre for 5 days. The health personnel in the medical centre assured him to treat his red eyes being unknown about the metal foreign body in the eye. The patient also told us he put salt in the eye as a cure. He did hot compressions with heated salt for the redness he had.

Treatment and Counselling to the patient were done about not practising such stupid ideas.

Here are the do and don'ts you need to do for your precious eyes. If you have a foreign body, your eye doctor will remove it with a procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. Check the video below where the patient speaks himself.


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