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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on foreign bodies in the eye.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

A foreign body is any substance or object that does not belong (in this case, does not belong in your eye). Foreign bodies in the eye may include a speck of dust, wood chip, metal shaving, grass clipping, insect or a piece of glass. Most foreign bodies are found under the eyelid or on the surface of your eye.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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