What are the common alkali sources 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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Common sources of alkali are as follows: [9]

  • Cleaning products (eg, ammonia)

  • Fertilizers (eg, ammonia)

  • Drain cleaners (eg, lye)

  • Cement, plaster, mortar (eg, lime)

  • Airbag rupture (eg, sodium hydroxide)

  • Fireworks (eg, magnesium hydroxide)

  • Potash (eg, potassium hydroxide)


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