Abstract Title:

Corneal injury from explosion of microwaved eggs.

Abstract Source:

Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Mar;125(3):390-2. PMID: 9512160

Abstract Author(s):

R T Yoo, P M Rivera, J P Campbell, S I Butrus

Article Affiliation:

Washington National Eye Center, Washington Hospital Center, DC, USA. [email protected]


PURPOSE: To report two patients with ocular burns from explosion of microwaved eggs that caused direct vision-threatening corneal damage. METHODS: The initial examination and treatment of both patients are described. RESULTS: Both patients were initially examined with severe decrease in the visual acuity of both eyes. The first patient required limbal conjunctival transplantation and a subsequent penetrating keratoplasty in the right eye and prolonged treatment of superficial keratitis in the left eye. The second patient sustained bilateral corneal epithelial defects and unilateral intrastromal hemorrhage. CONCLUSIONS: Exploding microwaved eggs can cause notable thermal injury to the eyes. The public should be educated about the dangers of cooking eggs in the microwave oven.

Study Type : Human Study
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Anti Therapeutic Actions : Microwave Cooking : CK(87) : AC(34)

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