Eye Injury: First Aid for Chemical Burns
British Columbia Specific Information
Any burn injury to the eye requires medical attention as soon as possible. Provide first aid, such as immediately flushing the eye with cool water, until the injured person can be transported for medical aid to stop further injury to the eye.
If you are concerned about a possible chemical burn, call Poison Control right away at 1-800-567-8911 toll-free in British Columbia or 604-682-5050 in Greater Vancouver. If you are concerned about a burn to the eye, call 9-1-1. For more information call 8-1-1 or your health care provider immediately, as a burn to the eye requires medical attention as soon as possible. For more information on chemical burns, visit the British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre website.
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine