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Corneal epitheliopathy after trauma by fake snow powder

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First Author: M.Al-Amry SAUDI ARABIA

Co Author(s):    H. Ghadeer                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

to report the corneal epithelial changes after trauma by a fake snow powder in a 5years old child

Setting:

Emergency room at a tertiary eye hospital

Methods:

case report

Results:

A 5 years old male child was playing with instant fake snow powder who experienced sudden eye pain,redness and tearing after that powder thrown to his right eye by his brother,he developed corneal epithelial defect wich was relactant to heal and developed which necrotic edges which healed after couple of epithelial debridments and use of topical antibiotics.

Conclusions:

even the fake snow powder is labelled as safe toy element,it seems it carries the risk of causing toxic changes to the corneal epithelium and delay healing.

Financial Disclosure:

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