Definition of Conjunctival Foreign Body Removal

Reviewed on 2/16/2021

Conjunctival foreign body removal involves the removal of a foreign object from the lining tissues of the eye, the conjunctiva. An eye doctor performs this procedure; it may involve irrigation with sterile fluid, which may wash the object away. Other techniques that a doctor may use to remove a foreign body include using a sterile swab, spatula, small needle, or other instrument to remove the object.


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