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Chemical Injuries of the Cornea

  • Weiyun Shi
  • Suxia Li
Chapter
Part of the Ocular Trauma book series (OCTRA)

Abstract

Chemical injuries of the ocular surface are very common in China. Acids and alkalis are frequently encountered offending chemical agents. It is very difficult to treat chemical burns of the ocular surface for lack of ideal approaches. This chapter introduces the clinical features of chemical injuries and first aid and subsequent treatment of chemical injuries.

Keywords

Chemical injuries Acids burns Alkalis burns Amniotic membrane transplantation; keratoplasty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shandong Eye Hospital, Shandong Eye InstituteQingdaoChina

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