Detergent capsules causing ocular injuries in children

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Jul-Aug 2006;43(4):250-1. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20060701-11.

Abstract

Capsules containing liquid laundry detergent have recently become popular. We describe six children who presented with ocular surface injuries due to the bursting of such capsules.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Burns, Chemical / etiology*
  • Burns, Chemical / therapy
  • Capsules / adverse effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chloramphenicol / therapeutic use
  • Cornea / drug effects*
  • Detergents / adverse effects*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Eye Burns / chemically induced*
  • Eye Burns / therapy
  • Fusidic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Therapeutic Irrigation

Substances

  • Capsules
  • Detergents
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Fusidic Acid
  • Chloramphenicol