A new classification of ocular surface burns.

  title={A new classification of ocular surface burns.},
  author={Harminder S Dua and Anthony J W King and Aviva Joseph},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={85 11},
Ocular burns constitute true ocular emergencies and both thermal and chemical burns represent potentially blinding ocular injuries. Thermal burns result from accidents associated with firework explosions, steam, boiling water, or molten metal (commonly aluminium). Chemical burns may be caused by either alkaline or acidic agents. Common alkaline agents include ammonium hydroxide used in fertiliser production, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) used for cleaning drains and pipes, and calcium… CONTINUE READING