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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 269-270

Expansive mortar-induced ocular injury

1 Cornea and Anterior Segment services, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
2 Smt Kanuri Santhamma Retina Vitreous Centre, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramamurthy Balasubramanya
Cornea Centre, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, L.V. Prasad Marg, Hyderabad - 500 034
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.27954

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We describe here a case of bilateral chemical injury (with an expansive mortar which is being used in recent times to cut the rocks). On examination limbal ischemia was more in the left eye (9 clock hours) than the right eye (2 clock hours). The case was managed by bilateral removal of foreign bodies, along with conjunctival resection and amniotic membrane transplantation in the left eye. At six-month follow-up, patient had best corrected visual acuity of 20/30 and 20/60 in the right and left eyes respectively. Since this being an occupational hazard, proper eye protection gear should be used by persons using this expansive mortar.

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