chemical eye injury

chemical eye injury

Ophthalmology An eye injury caused by a fluid with pH that is either too high–alkali injury, base or too low–acid injury; alkali CEIs cause liquefaction necrosis; acid CEIs cause coagulation necrosis Management Copious irrigation
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The authors warn that alkali injuries are the most severe form of chemical eye injury which can cause irreversible damage and lead to lifelong problems such as constant discomfort, scarring and even amblyopia (lazy eye).