Less serious, though painful, is a scratch on the cornea. This often feels like there is a piece of grit in the eye, even if the eye is clean. Debris can easily get lodged on the inside of the eyelid. To clear it, instruct the victim to look down, then pull the eyelid up and over a smooth, blunt object (a cotton swab or matchstick), so that the eyelid turns inside out. Irrigate the area with clean water or gently wipe it with a moistened cloth. As long as there is no pus, patch the eye overnight or wad up a tissue and place it under an eyeglass lens (slight pressure on the eye gives a person with a scratched cornea some relief, according to Younger). Give the victim an anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen.