Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with 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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In most instances, patients present to non-ophthalmologists for their immediate care. At a minimum, patients with mild chemical injuries should have follow-up care arranged with an ophthalmologist. Any patient with a moderate-to-serious injury should be immediately evaluated and followed appropriately by an ophthalmologist. Other medical personnel may be needed as determined by the extent of the extraocular injuries sustained.


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