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January 1976

Alkali Retinopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Dr Smith is now at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(1):81-84. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030035010

• Two patients were seen with intense alkali burns of the eye and prominent chorioretinal damage. The course of one case illustrates the development of such lesions. The second case suggests that retinal damage can be the limiting factor in the visual prognosis following such burns.

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