Abstract Title:

Capsicum spray injury of the eye.

Abstract Source:

Int Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug-Oct;26(4-5):171-3. Epub 2007 Jan 26. PMID: 17253111

Abstract Author(s):

Sujata Das, Atif Chohan, Grant R Snibson, Hugh R Taylor

Article Affiliation:

Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. sujata_das@yahoo.com


We report a case of moderate-grade chemical injury to an eye following exposure to capsicum spray. A 75-year-old man presented with chemical injury to the conjunctiva and cornea following exposure to capsicum spray. The corneal epithelial defect healed in 2 weeks following the initiation of medical treatment. His unaided visual acuity had improved to 6/18 (6/9 with pinhole) after 6 weeks. Such a case illustrates that the safety of the commercially available capsicum sprays should be assessed before marketing as they may cause serious injury to the eye.

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