Which medications are used in the treatment of 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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See the list below:

  • Prednisolone acetate 1%, loteprednol etabonate, or difluprednate (1 gtt qid)
  • Erythromycin or bacitracin ophthalmic ointment (4-8 times/d)
  • Homatropine 5% or scopolamine 0.25% (1 gtt tid)
  • Ascorbate (500 mg PO qid)
  • Levobunolol hydrochloride 0.5% (1 gtt bid) or acetazolamide (500 mg PO bid) - Pressure-lowering agents, such as levobunolol and acetazolamide, are indicated only if IOP is increased (>30 mm Hg).

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