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What are the causes chemical eye burns?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Alkalis, organics
The two most common things which cause serious problems are lye burns (alkalis) and organic chemicals like gasoline, and cleaning solutions.
If your eye is exposed immediately flush with water for 10-15 minutes and then seek medical attention. Do not go to an er first as the immediate flushing can be amazingly vision saving.

In brief: Alkalis, organics
The two most common things which cause serious problems are lye burns (alkalis) and organic chemicals like gasoline, and cleaning solutions.
If your eye is exposed immediately flush with water for 10-15 minutes and then seek medical attention. Do not go to an er first as the immediate flushing can be amazingly vision saving.
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