29. Chemical Eye Exposure

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD2,3,4,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE6,7 and
  4. William J. Brady MD8,9,10
  1. Chris S. Bergstrom MD, OD1 and
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch29

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bergstrom, C. S. and Baer, A. B. (2011) Chemical Eye Exposure, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 4

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 6

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 7

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 8

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 9

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 10

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 29, chemical eye exposure;
  • 34-year-old female, in ED - unknown chemical splashing, in the face and eyes;
  • complaints of burning, tearing - decreased vision, and light sensitivity;
  • physical examination, the visual acuity - 20/200 in each eye;
  • bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva - injected with a watery mucous discharge;
  • corneas, hazy with blurred iris;
  • 6 mm oval area, of blanched bulbar conjunctiva - inferiorly near limbus;
  • emergent action, prior to ophthalmic examination completion