Managing chemical eye injuries
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Managing chemical eye injuries

Bernice Duffy Senior sister and emergency nurse practitioner, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

BERNICE DUFFY says initial management of potentially devastating chemical eye injuries by emergency nurses can affect patients’ future prognosis as much as subsequent ophthalmic treatment

Chemical burns to the eyes are potentially devastating for the individuals concerned and are regarded as ophthalmic emergencies.

Emergency Nurse. 16, 1, 25-29. doi: 10.7748/en2008.04.16.1.25.c6471

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