How are chemical burns to the eye treated?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Treatment of chemical injuries to the eye requires medical and surgical intervention, both acutely and in the long term, for maximal visual rehabilitation.

Regardless of the underlying chemical involved, common goals of management include the following: (1) removing the offending agent, (2) promoting ocular surface healing, (3) eliminating inflammation, (4) preventing infection, and (5) controlling IOP.

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