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I got a drop of phosphoric acid in my eye and have flushed

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I got a drop of phosphoric acid in my eye and have flushed for 20 minutes. It is still irritated. If I go to the emergency room it's over 3 hours away. Is there anything else i should do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

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What strength was the acid? How is your vision? Is your cornea cloudy?

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I'm not sure, I do not have the MSDS sheet but it is called OSPHO which is a formula of phosphoric and dichromate used to convert rust to a paintable surface. Feels much better, a raw feeling on the side of my eye. Not a direct hit to cornea and only a single drop. Just very raw feeling now. Not cloudy vision. Hurts mostly when i blink or keep eye shut.

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