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Diffuse corneal abrasion after ocular exposure to laundry detergent pod

Rachel E Whitney, Carl R Baum, Paul L Aronson
Pediatric Emergency Care 2015, 31 (2): 127-8
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Although ocular injury from alkaline household cleaning products is well described, there is less known about the significance and extent of injury with ocular exposure to detergent pods. We report a 12-month-old with diffuse corneal abrasion caused by ocular contact with a laundry detergent pod. In addition to the known risks with aspiration with detergent pods, the potential for severe ocular injury is important for parents and clinicians to recognize. Children with ocular exposure to detergent pods should seek immediate medical care.

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