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To clean the eye of dust.

--When the eye is irritated by dust or intrusive particles of any kind, the sufferer in variably shuts and rubs his eye, and not unfrequently the removal of the irritating cause becomes more difficult. The proper practice is to keep the eye open, as if staring; a sort of rotary movement of the ball takes place, the surface becomes covered with water, the particle is gradually impelled to the corner of the eye, and is there floated out, or can be easily removed, without any of the disagreeable consequences that attend shutting and rubbing.

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