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Q. What happens to the dust that enters the eye? Will it affect the eyesight in the future?

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Dr. K K Agrawal
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This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 04, 2014 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018


What happens to the dust that enters the eye? Does it go into the eyeballs? Will it affect the eyesight in the future?

Dr. K K Agrawal

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


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  • Usually when dust enters the eye, it does not "enter the eye" per se.
  • It actually lodges onto the eye surface and causes irritation.
  • Thus leading to pain, redness of eyes, and secretion of tears.
  • There might be a slight disturbance in the vision which is temporary.
  • As soon as the dust is removed, the swelling and irritation of eyes reduce and the vision comes back to normal.
  • However, there are chances of infection due to bacteria in the dust.
  • Wash your eyes immediately with cold water.

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