After your eye has been rinsed completely, your doctor will measure the pH (acidity) of the tears in your eye to make sure the chemicals have been washed out. Then your doctor will inspect your eye for damage and test your vision with an eye chart.
Normally, the doctor can see inside by using a handheld ophthalmoscope. However, after chemical injuries, a whitish, hazy area can appear in the clear part of the cornea. This can block clear vision, and it may prevent your doctor from seeing inside the eyeball through the pupil. If any significant damage has occurred, your doctor probably will recommend that you see an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) for a more complete inspection and vision testing.
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