Eye Burns Directory
Eye burns refer to chemical or heat-related (flash) burns that damage your eyelid or parts of the eye. Getting a toxic chemical in your eye or exposing unprotected eyes to high-intensity light (like that produced by certain welding tools) can be very dangerous. Such eye burns cause severe pain and can permanently damage your vision. Chemical eye burns that affect your cornea are especially dangerous and require immediate, emergency treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about eye burns, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Pain from Burns
WebMD looks at pain management of burns.
Although few people in the United States die after contact with chemicals in the home, many substances common in both living and storage areas can do serious harm.
Corneal Flash Burns
A corneal flash burn can be caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, a welder's arc - even a halogen desk lamp. WebMD tells you how to protect your eyes from injury.
Chemical Eye Burns
Learn more here about treating chemical eye burns, which can result from exposure to household cleaners or substances in the workplace -- and can require emergency medical treatment.