What is the clinical presentation of adnexal damage or scarring 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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Adnexal damage/scarring: Similar to chemical injuries on other skin areas, this finding can lead to severe exposure problems if eyelid scarring prevents proper lid closure, thereby exposing an already damaged ocular surface. Lagophthalmos should be addressed early and aggressively by a surgeon experienced in oculoplastics.


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