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How to remove super glue from the eye

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how to remove super glue from the eye
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. Super glue in the eye tends to be a difficult predicament as I'm sure you can attest to--I"m sorry that this has happened to you.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way for super glue to be removed from the eye. A chemical similar to this is often used by ophthalmologists in the eye for therapeutic purposes and when that happens, it tends to dry up and flake off, falling out of the eye in a few days. If there is more than a little bit in the eye or if it is affecting the vision at all, warm water soaks are not sufficient and you should see an ophthalmologist.

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