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Knights Templar Eye Foundation Announces a 2015 Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant Program of $2 Million

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has announced a Pediatric Ophthalmology

Research Grant Award Program of almost $2 Million.

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What should be done if a child
has an eye injury?

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If there is a chemical injury, immediate irrigation with water is critical. Flush the eyes and face with any available source of water for at least 10-15 minutes. Follow up immediately with a trip to the emergency room or ophthalmologist.

If a sharp object has penetrated the eye (like a fish hook), do not pull it out, but transport the person to the emergency room as soon as possible. Other blunt or sharp injuries should be examined by an ophthalmologist, since the serious nature of the injury may not be readily apparent.

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