Chemical eye injuries 1: presentation, clinical features, treatment and prognosis: Exploring initial presentation of chemical eye injuries, clinical features, outlook and prognosis, and the importance of immediate treatment

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Abstract

Khodabukus, R., Tallouzi, M. (2009) Chemical eye injuries 1: presentation, clinical features, treatment and prognosis.Nursing Times;105: 22, 28-29.

This is the first in a two-part unit on chemical eye injuries. It looks at chemical agents and their effects on the eye, and the clinical features and prognosis in chemical eye injuries. Extensive immediate treatment in the form of irrigation is essential even before a proper history and examination. This should be followed by aggressive early management and close long-term monitoring to promote ocular surface healing and provide the best possible opportunity for visual rehabilitation.

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