Which factors affect the severity of chemical burns to the eye?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The severity of this injury is related to chemical composition, pH, volume, concentration, duration of exposure, and degree of penetration of the chemical. The mechanism of injury differs slightly between acids and alkali. [4]


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