Ocular Burns and Exposures

  • Daniel Reschke


Ocular burns and exposures represent a common presenting complaint in the emergency department. This chapter includes a review of chemical, radiation, thermal, and bodily fluid exposures. Cyanoacrylate (super glue), commonly seen as a result of home and iatrogenic exposure, is also discussed. A table of chemical compositions of common commercial products is included for reference. The mainstay of treatment for the majority of these exposures is rapid recognition and initiation of irrigation. However, there are several key features unique to each exposure type that must be considered for complete evaluation and treatment.


Chemical Burn Acid Base Super glue Radiation UV Bodily fluid HIV Hepatitis Irrigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Reschke
    • 1
  1. 1.Emergency MedicineSan Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education ConsortiumSan AntonioUSA

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