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How do you treat chemical burns in eyes?

After eye or skin contact with acid or alkalis, it only takes seconds before pH values are altered. This could cause corrosive damage and may lead to permanent injury. On contact, you should neutralise acid and alkalis to a pH value equal to a normal level for the eye or skin.

This ought to happen immediately using a specifically sourced chemical eye wash kit. Ordinary water or standard 0.9% sodium chloride will only provide a limited degree of dilution. Because of the weak dilution, eye flushing time is also increased.

A phosphate buffer eye wash chemical formula, such as Redcap™, neutralises acid and alkalis quicker.