How To Treat Eyes That Are Affected By Battery Water?
Good evening doctor, I want to ask yesterday if my eyes were affected by battery water, then the doctor has not treated it until now, because the expert doctor is out of town, and now his eyes have turned completely white, can they still be cured? And how to deal with the temporary?
Hello Suryani, thank you for asking.
Battery water is a liquid that is strong acid. When in contact with human body tissue, strong acids will damage cells, causing tissue death. Dead tissue will lose its function. Exposure of strong acids to the body is an emergency condition, so it must be treated immediately by a doctor in the emergency room. You do not need to wait for an expert doctor to overcome this.
Supposedly, the first aid immediately after exposure to acid is to irrigate or drain the eyes with clean water, remove any clothing or objects that may also be exposed to acid, which is still attached to the body. Don't forget to keep the victim away from acidic liquids. Aliri eye with as much water. After that, immediately rush to the nearest emergency room or health center. If not, private clinics can also provide first aid.
At this time, we are not sure about your brother's condition, but as far as we know, if all corneas turn white, chances are that the cornea has experienced quite severe tissue damage. Corneas that are damaged are generally difficult to cure completely. Depending on the extent and severity of corneal damage, vision problems may occur. You should immediately consult a doctor as soon as possible. The doctor who conducts an eye examination directly will provide information on whether the cornea can still be saved or not.
One thing to remember is, when working with strong acids, always make sure to use the right PPE (personal protective equipment).
Hopefully this answer can be useful. Regards.