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Arch Emerg Med. Jun 1989; 6(2): 149–152.
PMCID: PMC1285585
The use of a new design irrigator for the emergency treatment of chemical eye injuries in an accident and emergency department.
M T Watts and A Mulira
Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, England.
Abstract
The introduction of a hand-held drench hose into a district general hospital accident and emergency department, for the emergency irrigation of chemically injured eyes is reported. The hose is described, together with the technique of irrigation. The advantages that a high-flow, low pressure system affords over conventional irrigation methods are discussed. The system appears to offer a simple, immediately available, effective tool for emergency eye care, which is suitable for use by a variety of personnel.
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