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Characteristics, management and outcomes of chemical eye injuries in Victoria

Bob Z Wang, Elsie Chan, Jill Keeffe, Kathy Fotis and Carmel Crock
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (2): 79-80. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00303
Published online: 2 February 2015

To the Editor: Chemical eye injuries are an ophthalmic emergency that can potentially result in visual impairment.1 A retrospective audit was performed to determine the characteristics, management and outcomes of chemical eye injuries in patients presenting to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH).

  • Bob Z Wang1
  • Elsie Chan1,0,2
  • Jill Keeffe3
  • Kathy Fotis2
  • Carmel Crock1

  • 1 Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Correspondence: bobzwang@gmail.com

Acknowledgements: 

Our research was supported by a Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Small Research Grant.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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