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Author: Stern AL; Pamel GJ; Benedetto LG
Journal: Dermatol Clinics, 1992 Oct, 10:4, 785-91
Abstract: Ocular trauma is not uncommon. Because the tissues associated with visual function are delicate and remarkably specialized, care of ocular injuries is best left to well-trained specialists. Initial care, however, is often simply common sense. Irrigation of chemical burns, sterile techniques, and procedures that salvage tissue are good general principles.
An ambulance was dispatched to a local industry for a worker who had been sprayed in both eyes with brake fluid under pressure. On scene, our paramedic inserted bilateral Morgan Lenses. He proceeded to flush both eyes simultaneously with approximately 1500 cc N.S.S. on the way to the hospital. The patient tolerated the entire procedure very well, felt much better, and an examination of the patient's eyes, after the Morgan Lens removal, showed no tissue damage. The patient had a full recovery with no complications, thanks to the availability and efficiency of the Morgan Lens system.Registered Nurse (New Hampshire)
The Morgan Lens is used in 90% of hospital emergency departments in the USA and can be inserted in less than 20 seconds. There simply is no other "hands-free" method of eye irrigation. Nothing else frees medical personnel to treat other injuries or to transport the patient while irrigation is underway. Nothing is more effective at treating ocular chemical, thermal, and actinic burns or removing non-embedded foreign bodies, even when the patient's eyes are closed tightly. Its design makes it simple and straightforward to use so minimal training is required.