Chemical Eye Burns (cont.)
- Surgical measures may be necessary after severe chemical injuries when the initial injury has healed.
- Chemical injuries may necessitate surgery to the eyelids to restore good eyelid closure to protect the eye.
- If the surface of the eye is severely damaged, a specialized set of cells called Limbal stem cells may be damaged and require replacement to prevent surface scarring.
- If the cornea becomes opaque (or cloudy) following a chemical injury, a corneal transplant may be required.
- Chemical injuries, especially from alkaline substances, can also cause cataracts and glaucoma, which may also require later surgical intervention.
Must Read Articles Related to Chemical Eye Burns
Eye pain has many causes, signs, symptoms, and treatments. It's also described as learn more >>