Chemical injury to the eye: Chemical exposure to any part of the eye or eyelid may result in a chemical eye burn.
Eyes can be damaged by solid, liquid, powder or aerosol chemicals.
Chemical injury to the eye that occurs at home are most likely to be caused by:
- Drain cleaners
- Oven cleaners
- And bleach
Chemical injury to the eye in agricultural
- Or pesticides
Can cause eye damage.
Many irritating chemicals
And solvents can injure the eye.
Early signs and symptoms of a chemical eye burn are:
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Inability to keep the eye open
- Sensation of something in the eye
- Blurred vision
Treatment when Chemical injury to the eye
- Rinse the eye with a continuous stream of water.
- It is best to use cool running water and to continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes.
- If you have contact lenses, do not try to remove them before washing your eye.
- Do NOT rub your eyes, even after flushing them with water.
- Next, go to the doctor
Prevention chemical damage
- Wear protective goggles whenever working with chemicals.
- Start flushing the eye with water immediately.
- Use a strong steady stream of clean water.
- Use less liquid detergent
- Non-combining liquid detergent with hot water
- Non-combining bleaching products with any type of ammonia-containing detergent
Collected by :
Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri