Most first-aid problems have OTC solutions. For diarrhea, there's Immodium and Pepto Bismol; for gashes there are butterfly bandages, glue, etc. I've always wondered how to be prepared for an eye-infection in the field. Are they incredibly chance and unlikely occurrences?
7 Most Common Eye Injuries and How to Treat Them - All About Vision
First aid, no matter how simple, can make the difference in saving your eyesight. When an emergency happens, it is important to seek medical attention for your eyes immediately after injury. A severe injury can lead to infection, vision loss, or blindness. Using some of these simple first aid techniques when an accident happens may help save your sight or the sight of someone else:
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Some injuries are accidental, while others can be from territory arguments. Paws and claws are injured when jumping off or climbing. Honestly, if there are animals on your small farm, there will be minor injuries that need first aid care. Having products that I know I can trust for my animal care makes the job less stressful. Using a liquid wound care spray is my favorite first line of defense. I was happy to see an ophthalmology gel solution become available a couple years back. This is what I grab first when we have chicken eye problems. The gel sticks to the eye better than other runny liquids. If you can’t find an antiseptic/antibacterial eye cleaner, you can use cotton swabs and gauze pads, to bathe the eye, using sterile saline solution. Make sure that the antiseptic wound liquid is safe for eye injuries and infections, before use.
A severe injury can lead to infection, vision loss, or blindness.