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Child having cut on the outer corner of the eye with bleeding, applied antibiotic ointment. Is the treatment right?

Hello, My two year old just ran into a built in book case, cutting the outside corner of his eye (where the upper and lower lids join). There seemed to be an excessive amount of blood at first, after cleaning and applying cold compress, it has pretty much stopped. The ,cut is approx an inch in length, not horribly deep, about a half centimeter wide. Ive applied anti biotic ointment and notice a drop of blood forming every few minutes. Am i treating this properly?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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You have managed his emergency very well with cleaning and cold compress and the antibiotic ointment.
But since it is near the Lid junction and you have mentioned persistent bleeding, it is advisable to have an ophthalmologist look at it.

He might require a suture or two to avoid bad scarring of the tissue on healing and it's effects as it is involving the lids. And an open wound requires further hospital management even though it is an inch.

Take him to your nearest eye doctor at the earliest. Hope he recovers well. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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