chemical conjunctivitis

chem·i·cal con·junc·ti·vi·tis

conjunctival inflammation due to chemical irritants.
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The clinical course of chemical conjunctivitis includes conjunctival hyperemia which is observed in the first 24 hours of life and improves in the first 48 hours, bilateral palpebral edema and watery discharge.
Chemical conjunctivitis can be caused by irritant substances such as cigarette smoke, chopping onions, acids and strong contact lens cleaning solutions.

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