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Ocular chemical injuries are true ophthalmic emergencies that require immediate and intensive intervention to minimize severe complications and profound visual loss . They mostly affect young active men; causes include domestic accidents, workplace-related injuries and assaults . Acid or base chemical burns can lead to serious lesions, of which corneal ulcer and limbal or conjunctival ischemia are the most common. However, several other complications have been described in the literature such as chronic dry eye, symblepharons and rarely cataracts. Our work reports a case of an early onset cataract after a chemical burn, this is an unusual complication especially by its type and its time of onset.
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