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Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
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possible damage done to eyes of 2yr old sprayed with capsicum (pepper

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Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

the chemical can cause a chemical conjunctivitis, essentially burns and stings. There should be no permanent damage but I usually recommend that the patient receives an antibiotic to help with the discomfort. Regards