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Management Strategies of Ocular Chemical Burns: Current Perspectives

Authors Soleimani M, Naderan M

Received 9 July 2020

Accepted for publication 20 August 2020

Published 15 September 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 2687—2699

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S235873

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Mohammad Soleimani, Morteza Naderan

Ocular Trauma and Emergency Department, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence: Mohammad Soleimani; Morteza Naderan
Ocular Trauma and Emergency Department, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1336616351, Iran
Tel +98 912 1096496
Email Soleimani_md@yahoo.com; morteza.naderan@yahoo.com

Abstract: Ocular chemical burns are absolute ophthalmic emergencies and require immediate management to minimize devastating sequelae. Management of alkali and acid burns is started at the scene of the accident by copious irrigation. Treatment is directed at improving epithelial integrity and stromal stability, reduction of undue inflammation, and prevention or timely management of complications. To ascertain the best possible outcome, numerous biological medications and surgical interventions have been merged into conventional therapeutic regimens. These include autologous and umbilical cord serum preparations, platelet-rich plasma, amniotic membrane transplantation, limbal stem-cell transplantation, and anti-angiogenic agents.

Keywords: ocular chemical burn, amniotic membrane transplantation, autologous serum, limbal stem cell transplantation

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