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Accidently sprayed antibacterial surface cleaner in eyes. Cleaned with cold water. Further medical attention required?

Hi, I have just been sprayed in the eyes with dettol antibacterial surface cleaner. Stores own brand version of this. I believe that the active ingredients are the same. WWW.WWWW.WW I immediately my eyes for 5 minutes with cold water. Should I seek further medical attention. Thank you for your time
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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The initial treatment you have done following the fall of antibacterial surface cleaner is correct.
The next treatment depends on the strength of the chemical and severity of the injury caused by it.
Since you have washed it immediately, severe injury is unlikely.
I advice you to consult your eye doctor for assessing the severity of injury and treatment accordingly which includes usage of antibiotic eye drops, steroid eye drops, artificial eye drops. But this has to be done under medical supervision by a eye doctor as sometimes the chemical particles can be present in the eye inspite of washing and these need to be removed completely and treatment has to be tailored according to the severity of the disease.
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Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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