What causes increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in 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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Increased IOP: An immediate rise in IOP may result from collagen deformation and shortening, thereby reducing the anterior chamber depth. Prolonged elevation of IOP is directly related to the degree of anterior segment inflammation.


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