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Battery acid in eye

My husband got battery acid in his eye last night and today there is a white line around his eye. We washed it very well with water, baking soda, visine, saline solution , even a tea compress (not at the same time). what is this white line ? He says it s just on the outside edge of his lash line. He doesn t have insurance so telling me to just go to a doctor won t help much.
Asked On : Fri, 4 Mar 2011
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sice the eye has been washed well,2 things are to be done,one put lubricant drops almost 1 hourly,antibiotic drops can be put in 4-5 times a day.please do not put steroid eye drops,as any abrasion in the is likely to be aggravated by steroid drops
Answered: Sun, 6 Mar 2011
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Battery acid in the eye is an emergency, and is quite dangerous, if the acid has gone inside the lids, touching the surface of the cornea or conjunctiva. The first aid is washing the eye with lots and lots of water, for about 15 mins continuously, and may be even more. You should not be running around to look for anything other that tap water, as time is crucial. If the vision is good, if the eye is not red, watering and painful, than probably the eye was closed when the acid went on the eye. A white line outside lash line is probably a burn. However, it is best to show to an doctor, or atleast an Optometrisst, even at this stage so that worst things are ruled out. All the best!
Answered: Sun, 6 Mar 2011
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