What is the clinical presentation of conjunctival epithelial defect 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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Conjunctival epithelial defect: Conjunctival epithelial damage is found more commonly than corneal defects because milder burns manifest first inferiorly where chemicals aggregate with gravity and less rapid turnover from reflex blinking and squeezing.


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