Ocular Chemical Burns

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Ocular Chemical Exposure

  • Topical anaesthetic can be used to aid saline or water irrigation for chemical ocular burns.
  • Topical anaesthetic must not be used chronically for pain relief.
  • The use of specific neutralising solutions is not recommended for ocular chemical burns.
  • Always ensure the unaffected eye is uppermost when irrigating to avoid contamination
  • Where there has been a burn with particulate matter (e.g. lime or cement) it is important to evert the eye lids and remove any residual particulate matter.

The Alfred Hospital gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support and contribution of Skilled Medical in funding this project.  For more information on Skilled Medical, please visit www.skilledmedical.com
Supported by:

Ambulance Victoria The Alfred Victorian Adult Burn Services at The Alfred The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne