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Early epithelial replacement is most important in the treatment of burns of the eyes. The dispatch with which this procedure is carried out will eliminate the vicious sequelae, will speed the functional return and will often be the deciding factor in the saving of an eye. Burns of the eyes, especially in the industrial world, have decreased owing to the installation of numerous safety devices and protective legislation, but daily accidents still render people liable to this form of injury.
Certain basic principles are involved in the treatment of burns, no matter where their location, and to this the eye is no exception. Early epithelization is essential, a fact which is all too frequently overlooked in treatment of burns of the eye. This paper deals only with the surgical treatment of the burned area, omitting the medical treatment of the globe which must necessarily be part and parcel of
O'CONNOR GB. EARLY GRAFTING IN BURNS OF THE EYE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(1):48–51. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010055004
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