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My 17 year old son just had some battery acid spray into his

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My 17 year old son just had some battery acid spray into his eyes. He had contacts in. He took them out quickly and we had him get in the shower for 15-20 minutes and let the water flush his eyes. He is still in the shower. What else should we do? He seems to be alright and says they sting a little.
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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

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It was important that he irrigated his eyes thoroughly with clean shower water. Next, I suggest that he use over the counter preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop every 2 hours while awake for 24 hours, then 4 times daily for 7-10 days. I suggest that he keep his contact off for at least 7 days, especially if his eyes are irritated. He should consider a follow-up visit with his eye doctor for a closer evaluation of the cornea, especially if not complete resolved to exclude any cornea defect.

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