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First Aid for Eye Injury - Chemical Burns

Last updated Oct. 3, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH

Chemical Splash in Eye is an accidental exposure of the eye/eyeball, to potentially caustic chemicals.


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Quick Summary:

  • Chemical Splash in Eye is an accidental exposure of the eye/eyeball, to potentially caustic chemicals
  • The condition may be mild or severe depending on the type of chemical involved and the degree of exposure

Note:

  • Seek medical help, as appropriate
  • In case of severe and/or life-threatening symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) for immediate assistance
  • Confirm that the airways are protected; also, ensure breathing and the presence of pulse (as applicable)

What are some Useful Resources for Additional Information on Eye Injury - Chemical Burns?

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
6300 North River Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
Phone: (847) 823-7186
Toll-Free: (800) 346-2267
Fax: (847) 823-8125
Email: hackett@aaos.org
Website: http://www.aaos.org

References and Information Sources used for Eye Injury - Chemical Burns:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-eye-emergency/FA00041 (accessed on 10/03/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles for Eye Injury - Chemical Burns:

Hernandez, R. (2016). What is the best solution for irrigating an alkali chemical eye burn?.

Schrage, N., Burgher, F., Blomet, J., Bodson, L., Gerard, M., Hall, A., ... & Merle, H. (2015). Chemical Ocular Burns. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 232(7), 895.

Almoosa, A., Asal, A., Atif, M., Ayachit, S., & DOMS, P. H. (2017). Occupational Eye Injury: The Neglected Role of Eye Protection. Bahrain Medical Bulletin, 39(2).

Atley, K., & Ridyard, E. (2015). Treatment of hydrofluoric acid exposure to the eye. International journal of ophthalmology, 8(1), 157.

Tran, M., & Major, S. (2015). Personal Protective Equipment. Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine, 28(2), 41-46.

Reviewed and Approved by a member of the DoveMed Editorial Board
First uploaded: Oct. 3, 2017
Last updated: Oct. 3, 2017