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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In case of any chemical eye injury, wash the eye with plenty of water and immediately visit the eye specialist.
The first seven days after chemical eye injury constitute the acute phase of recovery.
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).