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Inadvertent application of silicone foam elastomer catalyst to the eye.
  1. N. J. Cook
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.


    Silicone foam elastomer is used extensively to treat granulating wounds. A case is presented in which the catalyst to the polymer was inadvertently applied to the eye. This produced conjunctival and corneal injury, which was slow to heal and resistant to conventional treatment. This form of injury has not previously been described.

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