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what if i got freon in my eyes

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what if i got freon in my eyes
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
You should wash your eyes with water copiously at 1-2 litres. If you have any problems in your eyes after that you should visit an opthalmologist. It is a chemical which can cause an epithelial defect in which case you may be given anti-biotic eye drops along with lubricants. In case of large epithelial defects dilator may also have to be given. Sometimes, severe stem cells damage can also occur. So, it would be safer to visit an ophthalmologist soon. But first wash your eyes thoroughly with water.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
What additional information are you requesting? What have you already tried? When did the freon get in your eyes?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
I agree with Dr. Riaz's recommendation above. You need to copiously irrigate your eyes and be seen by an ophthalmologist to assess for any damage.

If you still need immediate care, I recommend you call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 (USA). They can help you with immediate care instructions on your eyes as well as other effects such as inhalation injuries.

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