Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--86

Ocular chemical injuries and their management


Parul Singh, Manoj Tyagi, Yogesh Kumar, KK Gupta, PD Sharma 
 Department of Ophthalmology, V. C. S. G. Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

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Parul Singh
Department of Ophthalmology, V. C. S. G. Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand
India

Chemical burns represent potentially blinding ocular injuries and constitute a true ocular emergency requiring immediate assessment and initiation of treatment. The majority of victims are young and exposure occurs at home, work place and in association with criminal assaults. Alkali injuries occur more frequently than acid injuries. Chemical injuries of the eye produce extensive damage to the ocular surface epithelium, cornea, anterior segment and limbal stem cells resulting in permanent unilateral or bilateral visual impairment. Emergency management if appropriate may be single most important factor in determining visual outcome. This article reviews the emergency management and newer techniques to improve the prognosis of patients with chemical injuries.


How to cite this article:
Singh P, Tyagi M, Kumar Y, Gupta K K, Sharma P D. Ocular chemical injuries and their management.Oman J Ophthalmol 2013;6:83-86


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Singh P, Tyagi M, Kumar Y, Gupta K K, Sharma P D. Ocular chemical injuries and their management. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];6:83-86
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