Table 2

Results of the preliminary study in alkali chemical injury on rabbit's cornea

Rabbit

NaOH

(Concentration and duration of exposure)

Clinical inflammatory features

(on day-7)

Histopathological inflammatory features

(on day-7)


Conjunctival

hyperemia

Corneal edema

Corneal epithelial defect

Grading of PMN


1

1N NaOH (30 seconds)

moderate

moderate

mild

Nil

2

2N NaOH (30 seconds)

moderate

moderate

mild

mild

3

2N NaOH (60 seconds)

severe

severe

severe

mild


N: Normality, NaOH: Sodium hydroxide, PMN:polymorphonuclear

Bashkaran et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:90   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-90

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