Bad Eye Burn

Chemical alkali burns of the cornea, are the most severe and painful.   Treatment requires medical intervention, sometimes surgery, acutely and in the long term, for maximal visual rehabilitation.  Common goals of management include:   (1) removing the offending agent, (2) promoting ocular surface healing, (3) eliminating inflammation, (4) preventing infection, and (5) controlling intraocular pressure. ImmediateContinue reading “Bad Eye Burn”

When chemicals touch your eye…

Toxic keratoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva) can occur when your eye is exposed to a foreign substance or chemical.  The response is typically an immune reaction associated with Type IV hypersensitivity.   Symptoms include pain, itching, swelling and irritation, with follicles presenting in the palpebral conjunctiva.   Copious irrigation and flushing of the eye isContinue reading “When chemicals touch your eye…”