Last Updated on Feb 15, 2013

Overview
When a toxic chemical is splashed into the eye(s), it could cause serious complications that may lead to blindness.

 Causes
  • Working with chemicals in factories
  • Handling car battery
  • Working in research laboratories
  • Handling household chemicals


 

Symptoms

  • Irritation in eye
  • Eye Burns
  • Watering of the eye
 

Treatment
  • Lay the person on the floor
  • Keep eye lids open forcibly 
  • Use clean cold water to wash eyes gently
  • Keep washing steadily for at least 20 minutes
  • Rinse/wash hands thoroughly to remove chemical
  • If wearing contact lens remove them
  • Do not rub eyes
  • Do not use eye drops until told 
  • Wear sunglasses to minimize irritation
  • After these basic steps seek medical help
  • Remember the name of chemical to tell doctor
 

Prevention
  • If working with chemicals, wear protective face-mask
  • Wear eye goggles whenever required
  • Do not be careless with chemicals
  • Store household chemicals safely
  • Keep chemicals out of reach of children

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