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Ocular injuries due to alkaline substances

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.943c (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:943
  1. A M O'Driscoll,
  2. P Shah,
  3. R K Aggarwal,
  4. P B Chell,
  5. M W Hope-Ross,
  6. P J McDonnell
  1. Senior house officer Registrar Senior registrar Senior registrar Consultant Consultant Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, Birmingham B3 2NS

    EDITOR,—Within the past few weeks several people with severe ocular chemical injuries have presented to the accident and emergency department at Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital. The wounds have been due to deliberate splashing of alkaline substances into the victims' eyes. Robbery and violent assault seem to have been the motives in most cases.

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