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Chemical Eye Burns (cont.)


Recovery depends on the type and extent of injury. Every exposure to foreign substances or “chemicals” does not necessarily result in injury.

  • Chemical irritants seldom cause permanent damage.
  • Recovery from acid and alkali burns depends on the depth of the injury.

The 4 grades of burns are

  • Grade 1: You should recover fully.
  • Grade 2: You may have some scarring, but your vision should recover.
  • Grade 3: Your vision will usually be impaired to some degree.
  • Grade 4: Damage to your vision likely will be severe.

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