What is included in the long-term monitoring of 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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Close follow-up care is mandatory in the first weeks following a severe chemical injury to assess epithelial regeneration and corneal melting, to change medications, to control inflammation and IOP, and to prevent secondary infection. Patients should be under the care of an ophthalmologist during this critical period.


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