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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 274-276

Corneal epitheliopathy after trauma by fake snow powder in a 7-year-old child


Department of Emergency, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Huda A Al-Ghadeer
Department of Emergency, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, P. O. Box 7191, Riyadh 11462
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.186157

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Fake snow is a polymer of sodium polyacrylates used in games and celebrations. Despite the product leaflet that indicates safety, contact with the ocular surface can cause injury. We report a case of a child with corneal epitheliopathy due to a chemical burn injury after ocular surface contact with fake snow. The case was managed with epithelial debridement and a bandage contact lenses and topical antibiotics with complete resolution.


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