How to get something out of your eye
Using linseed to get grit and other particles out of the eye
This is brilliant. Within days of reading about it I found myself with a bit of grit in my eye. I followed the instructions below and it worked a treat. Quite amazing and so easy!
This is a simple, domestic remedy that has been in use in Europe and North America in times gone by.
Taken from European Medicines Agency, Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use:
- Take a linseed and moisten it. The easiest way is to put the seed in your mouth for a few seconds, it quickly starts to feel slightly slimy.
- Take it out of your mouth and pop it under the eyelid of the eye with the foreign substance in it.
- Keep your eye closed for a moment or two, it won’t take long before the particle has stuck onto the linseed.
- Remove linseed and with it comes the bit of grit.