What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of chemical burns in the eye?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The pH of the ocular surface should be periodically tested. Irrigation should be continued until the pH reaches neutrality.

No other laboratory tests are generally necessary unless other systemic injuries are concurrent.


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