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Corneal Flash Burns (Overview)

Corneal flash burns


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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating burns?

A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

Corneal Flash Burns (Overview)

Corneal flash burns


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What are corneal flash burns?

What are corneal flash burns?

Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. ...Read more

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Treating Burns (Checklist)

For minor burns, run cool water on the area
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Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
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Use over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
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How close does lightning have to strike to cause a corneal flash burn? How can one tell a flash burn from eye strain?

How close does lightning have to strike to cause a corneal flash burn?  How can one tell a flash burn from eye strain?

Pain: Flash burns are very painful. A lightning strike that affected the eyes would also cause much more bodily damage, or death, as well. ...Read more

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Managing Hot Flashes (Checklist)

Try "paced-breathing"
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Avoid food triggers such as alcohol and spicy food
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Sip ice water, carry a small fan, and dress in layers
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Treating Heat Stroke (Checklist)

Get into an air-conditioned area
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Take a cool bath or shower
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Rehydrate with water or a sports drink
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Avoid alcohol
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How can you tell if your eyes suffer long term visible damage to the cornea from a thermal burn?

How can you tell if your eyes suffer long term visible damage to the cornea from a thermal burn?

Vision and symptoms: Most of these heal with no residual problem. But if you find the vision in the burnt eye to be altered compared to the other eye or it stays red and irritated, then you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Cornea (Definition)

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