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Lacrimal Stenosis after Chemical and Thermal Ocular Burns.

08:00 EDT 2nd April 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Lacrimal Stenosis after Chemical and Thermal Ocular Burns."

Chemical or thermal burns of the ocular surface are an urgent ophthalmologic emergency. Consecutive epiphora causes a high level of suffering for affected patients.

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Name: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
ISSN: 1439-3999
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