This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
These should be sought for by inverting the lids, and having the patient turn the eyes in every direction. If it be found to adhere to the mucous membrane of the cornea or conjunctiva, it can usually be removed by a silk handkerchief wrapped around a probe. If lime, mortar, or lye should get into the eye, it should be removed and the eye washed with a weak solution of vinegar and water. The ensuing inflammation should receive usual treatment. If the foreign bodies enter the interior chamber of the eye, the surgeon should only remove it.