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1/6. Microwave-superheated Vics Vapo Rub: an ocular public health danger.

    PURPOSE: To report a case of a microwave-oven superheated petroleum-based liquid causing severe chemical and thermal ocular burns treated successfully with amniotic membrane transplantation. DESIGN: Observational case report. methods: Retrospective review of clinical case. RESULTS: A 77-year-old woman sustained a severe combined chemical and thermal burn from microwave-heated Vicks Vapo-Rub requiring amniotic membrane transplant, with subsequent development of phacomorphic glaucoma, requiring cataract extraction, and bullous keratopathy, requiring penetrating keratoplasty. CONCLUSIONS: As microwave oven use becomes more commonplace, the risk of superheating liquids becomes an increasingly significant ocular danger. Continued efforts to educate the public about safe microwave use is necessary. Additionally, amniotic membrane transplantation was found to be effective in managing a combined chemical and thermal ocular burn.
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2/6. Ocular surface injury from a microwave superheated liquid.

    PURPOSE: To describe the ocular surface injury resulting from a microwave superheated liquid. methods: Case report. RESULTS: A 40-year-old man sustained an ocular surface injury from a microwave superheated liquid. The injury resulted in limbal stem cell damage requiring an autograft limbal stem cell transplantation. CONCLUSIONS: We are unaware of previous reports of microwave superheated liquids resulting in ocular injury. Microwave superheating of liquids is a potential ocular danger that should be brought to the attention of both ophthalmologists and their patients.
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3/6. Ocular injury in children from exploding microwaved eggs.

    PURPOSE: To report an ocular injury caused by exploding microwave-cooked eggs. DESIGN: case reports. methods: Two children exposed to exploding microwaved eggs were examined for facial burns and ocular trauma. RESULTS: One patient sustained mild corneal epithelial damage in both eyes and eyelid burn, which were treated conservatively. The other, injured in the same event, had symblepharon and moderate keratopathy requiring intensive lysis. CONCLUSIONS: physicians should be alerted to the potential risk of vision-threatening ocular injury from exploding microwaved foods, and the public should be educated not to cook eggs in microwave ovens.
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4/6. Ocular surface injury from a microwave superheated egg resulting in a pseudopterygium.

    PURPOSE: To describe the first case of ocular surface injury resulting in a pseudopterygium from a microwave superheated egg. methods: Case report. RESULTS: A 12-year-old girl sustained an ocular surface injury resulting in a pseudopterygium from a microwave superheated egg. CONCLUSION: Microwave superheated eggs can result in ocular injury. This case illustrates the potential ocular danger involved with microwave ovens.
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5/6. Ocular burn from microwaved egg.

    Ocular thermal injuries from improper use of a microwave oven are rare. Manufacturers recommend cooking eggs in the microwave only after the shell has been removed and the yolk sac has been pierced with a pin. Failure to follow these instructions is likely to result in ocular and facial burns. Only eight adult cases of such injuries have been documented so far. Ocular burn from the explosion of a microwaved egg in a pediatric patient is being reported for the first time in the English medical literature.
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6/6. Corneal injury from explosion of microwaved eggs.

    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.
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