burn of eye

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burn of eye

A burn of the eyeball due to contact with chemical, thermal, electrical, or radioactive agents.

Emergency Care

The eye should be washed immediately with the nearest available supply of water, even if it is not sterile. Irrigation may need to be continued for hours if burn is due to lye. Care must be taken to prevent runoff from draining into the uninjured eye.

See also: burn
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