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Year : 1968  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 258

Short Notes on "Injuries of the eye"


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Cooper S N. Short Notes on "Injuries of the eye". Indian J Ophthalmol 1968;16:258

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(1) A good book on "surgical treatment of caustic injuries of the eye" by B. Alberth is recently published. It deals with early management as well as late plastic surgery, particularly in the case of caustic burns of the eye.

(2) There is an increasing tendency for treating chemical burns of the eyes by autohemotherapy (Yudeguide method). The injections are given subcon­junctivally as early as possible.

(3) Thill's method of treating chemical burns with buffer solution of pH 6.6 have been proved experimentally of no significant value.

(4) Third degree burns of the conjunctiva which are characterised by a glassy looking eye "boiled fish eye" and the inability of the ischemic conjunctiva to bleed when punctured, require early excision of the necrotic parts and cover­ing the same with conjunctiva or bucal mucous membrane.

(5) The neurogenic part of the inflammatory response after application of . chemical irritants cannot be blocked by local anesthetics. It is suggested that in such inflammation special sensory nerve terminals are involved, which do not respond to local anesthetics.

(6) The old method of localising intraocular foreign bodies by taking 5 X-Ray pictures - one straight forward and four in the 4 cardinal positions - is still considered by many as a trust-worthy, reliable and prompt method of localis­ing.

(7) - An interesting note on the frequency of one particular type of injury to the cornea has been noted in our experience at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay. Invariably, on Mondays patients reported with a corneal burn from the juice of a certain plant called "ankdi" in vernacular. The flower of this plant is being used for worshipping Hanuman on Saturday evenings. While breaking the stem, the juice from the stem spurts into the eye and causes a corneal chemical burn. The following day being Sunday, the patients invariably reported with such an injury on Monday. With routine treatment, the damaged cornea fortunately heals rapidly without any ill-effect.

(8) Extraction of a traumatic cataract, on an average, has a much more benign post-operative course than extraction of any other type of cataract.


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