Corneal injury due to a calcium hydroxide containing food preparation product ("cal")

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Abstract

Alkaline chemicals can cause severe ocular injury, leaving the victim with significant visual impairment. Calcium hydroxide is a strong alkali present in some household products. We report a case of corneal alkali burns in a 5-year-old boy due to calcium hydroxide powder ("cal") used in preparation of corn masa. Prompt recognition of "cal" as calcium hydroxide will allow the practitioner to appropriately render effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Alkali burn
  • Ocular injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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