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Remember to wash your hands before and after performing all procedures.
Note: Irrigation of the conjunctival sac is an emergency treatment if there has been chemical injury to the eye.
Alkali (e.g. lime) and acid (e.g. car battery) solutions in the eye may cause serious damage to the cornea and conjunctiva, resulting in long-term loss of vision.
The sooner the chemical can be diluted and removed, the less likely there is to be damage to the ocular surface.
Immediate, copious irrigation may save the eye after chemical injury.