Friday, August 10, 2012

Corneal Chemical Burns

Acute alkali burn of great severity. Marked involvement of facial skin is apparent.
Acute alkali burn of greatest severity. Perilimbal blanching, chemosis, and corneal opacification are evident.
Acute alkali burn of severe degree. The eye rolled upward in avoidance (Bell phenomenon), exposing the lowest aspect of the cornea to the greatest damage.
Contact lens glued with cyanoacrylate adhesive to chemically-burned cornea.
Continuous perfusion of a chemically-injured eye.
Rapid desiccation of cornea just before perforation in an alkali-burned eye.
Blowout patch on perforated, alkali-burned cornea; healing occurs with scarring.
Heavily vascularized cornea with symblepharon several years after severe chemical burn. Poor prognosis is expected for penetrating keratoplasty.
Opacification of keratoplasty in heavily vascularized cornea. 
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Corneal burn with total residual leukoma - LINK
Limbal transplant in a case, who had suffered after severe alkali burn longstanding inflammation. the cornea was superficially vascularized and turbid. - LINK
An alkali burn to the human cornea can cause ocular surface failure with neovascularisation, opacification and blindness - LINK
Chemical burn causing porcelization of the cornea
Alkali burn cornea - LINK
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Eye damage from a chemical spill - LINK

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