Eyelid Eversion

Being able to look under the upper eyelid can allow removal of subtarsal foreign body. This can provide dramatic relief to patients, making it a very satisfying skill.


  1. Start with a clean cotton bud and clean hands.
  2. Get the patient to relax and look down.
  3. Gently pull the eyelid down, using the eyelashes
  4. Place the cotton bud on the top edge of the tarsal plate
  5. Lift up the eyelid using cotton bud as a pivot
  6. Do not touch on the inside of the eyelid – it is very sensitive

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