Chemical Ocular Burns

New Understanding and Treatments

  • Norbert Schrage
  • François Burgher
  • Jöel Blomet
  • Lucien Bodson
  • Max Gerard
  • Alan Hall
  • Patrice Josset
  • Laurence Mathieu
  • Harold Merle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Patrice Josset, Norbert Schrage
    Pages 1-8
  3. François Burgher, Laurence Mathieu, Joël Blomet
    Pages 17-48
  4. Max Gérard, Patrice Josset
    Pages 49-57
  5. Norbert Schrage
    Pages 77-92
  6. Max Gérard
    Pages 93-102
  7. Harold Merle
    Pages 103-112
  8. Joël Blomet, Lucien Bodson, Max Gérard
    Pages 113-118
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-122

About this book


More than 25,000 chemical products have the potential to cause ocular burns. Because such burns can result in loss of sight or the need for corneal transplantation, they must be taken very seriously. This book is the first to be devoted entirely to chemical ocular burns. All aspects of the subject are covered, including history, epidemiology, chemical agents and reactions, histology, pathophysiology, clinical signs, medical and surgical treatments, and emergency care. Particular attention is paid to the mechanisms involved in ocular burns and to the links between the chemical reactivity of corrosive agents and the clinical manifestations. Current principles of decontamination are fully explained and the latest treatment techniques are discussed in detail. This book stands at the interface of the chemical and medical sciences. It will be of great practical value to ophthalmologists and doctors in emergency medical and burns units, and will acquaint chemists with the clinical consequences of corrosivity.


Chemicals Corneal Transplantation Corrosives Decontamination Eye Trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Norbert Schrage
    • 1
  • François Burgher
    • 2
  • Jöel Blomet
    • 3
  • Lucien Bodson
    • 4
  • Max Gerard
    • 5
  • Alan Hall
    • 6
  • Patrice Josset
    • 7
  • Laurence Mathieu
    • 8
  • Harold Merle
    • 9
  1. 1.Technologietransfer in der OphthalmologiAachener Zentrum fürAachenGermany
  2. 2.PREVORValmondoisFrance
  3. 3.PREVORValmondoisFrance
  4. 4., Urgences-SAMUCHU de LiègeLiègeBelgium
  5. 5., Service d'OphtalmologieCentre Hospitalier de CayenneCayenneFrance
  6. 6.The Benchmark BuildingTCMTS, Inc.LaramieUSA
  7. 7., Laboratoire d'Anotomo-pathologieHôpital TrousseauParisFrance
  8. 8.Prevor LaboratoryValmondoisFrance
  9. 9.Hôpital Pierre Zobda QuitmanCHU de Fort de FranceFort de FranceMartinique

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14549-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14550-6
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