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Pediatrics

Treating Irregular Astigmatism Caused by Corneal Scarring

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Household cleaners are most often to the cause of ocular chemical injury in children, according to a recent article. Symptoms typically include sudden onset pain, epiphora, and blepharospasm. 

Irregular astigmatism caused by a corneal scar can be treated with gas permeable contact lenses or a corneal transplant. Keratoplasty, especially in pediatric patients, is not advised due to include risks of examination under anesthesia, higher incidence of graft rejection and graft failure, suture-related astigmatism, and higher cost.

You can read more here.  

Frogozo M. Ocular chemical burns in pediatric patients.. Contact Lens Spectrum August 1, 2018. https://www.clspectrum.com/issues/2018/august-2018/pediatric-and-teen-cl-care.

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