What is included in patient education about 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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Answer

If the injury resulted from a preventable accident, proper safety instruction should be provided.

If a patient is left functionally monocular from an injury, the patient should be instructed in the use of safety eyewear (eg, polycarbonate lenses).

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's First Aid and Injuries Center and Eye and Vision Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Chemical BurnsChemical Eye Burns, and Eye Injuries.


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