How is an inciting chemical removed from the eye?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

After instilling topical anesthesia, sweep the fornices with a moist sterile cotton swab to remove any retained foreign material.

This technique is especially important when particulate matter (eg, plaster or cement) is responsible for the injury.


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