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Eye injury: signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for tear gas and other toxic chemical exposure; self help & first aid advice from an optometrist: FREE screenings available

Eye injury: signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for tear gas and other toxic chemical exposure; self help and first aid advice from a Berkeley optometrist: the cornea is the clear thin dome that covers the color part of the eye; thermal burns  secondary to physical attack with chemicals, often including those such used in Oakland 99%, can cause corneal pitting and swelling.   water treatment can make it much worse with some chemicals – check “MSDS” specifics  on the canister if possible. EMERGENCY TREATMENT:  first, brush off any powdered chemicals. … Continued

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