Four cases of chemical corneal burn by misuse of disinfectant Yo Nakamura 1 , Tsutomu Inatomi 1 , Kouji Nishida 1 , Chie Sotozono 1 , Shigeru Kinoshita 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kyoto Prefectural Univ of Med pp.786-788
Published Date 1998/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905857
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We observed four cases of iatrogenic corneal burn by misuse of disinfectant. It was caused by chlorhexidine digluconate (HibitaneTM) in 3 cases and by HibitaneTM alcohol in the other. All the cases were immediately treated. The corneal burn was grade 3a in 2 cases, or total corneal epithelial defect with surviving limbal epithelium. It was grade 3b in the other 2 cases, or total corneal and limbal epithelial defect. Penetrating keratoplasty was eventually performed on one eye with grade 3a and 3b burn respectively with gratifying results.

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