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The use of a new design irrigator for the emergency treatment of chemical eye injuries in an accident and emergency department.
  1. M T Watts,
  2. A Mulira
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, England.


    The introduction of a hand-held drench hose into a district general hospital accident and emergency department, for the emergency irrigation of chemically injured eyes is reported. The hose is described, together with the technique of irrigation. The advantages that a high-flow, low pressure system affords over conventional irrigation methods are discussed. The system appears to offer a simple, immediately available, effective tool for emergency eye care, which is suitable for use by a variety of personnel.

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