Chemical eye burns may occur when the eye comes into contact with a liquid, solid or vaporous chemical. The severity of the burn is based on chemicals, as well as the amount which comes into contact with the eye. Luckily, the vast majority of the burns are treatable & cause only temporary discomfort.
Chemical eye burns fall into 3 categories depends upon the acidic or alkaline level, measured in pH. The pH scale ranges from 0-14 & indicates how much acidic or basic substance is present. The pH of 7 is neutral and the pH of healthy tears is 7.5. A pH which is less than 7 is acidic while a pH which is greater than 7 is basic.
Mild chemical eye burns that can treat quickly and usually heals within few days.
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