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Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Corneal Abrasion

Wear goggles when you're near machinery

(HealthDay News) -- A corneal abrasion is the medical term for a scratch on the eye's cornea.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says there are steps you can take to protect your eyes from this injury:

  • Wear a pair of protective goggles any time you are near machinery that could send particles into the air.
  • Trim your fingernails short.
  • Keep low-hanging tree branches trimmed.
  • Take care when cleaning, installing and removing contact lenses.
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