Phosphoric acid spill in eyes at work last september
After months of asking our employer to move rust converter to a lower shelf for sale, the inevitable happened. I was getting a bottle of rust converter down for a customer, and the lid fell off and spilled into both my eyes.
As you can imagine,after seeing what this product can do to concrete, I was convinced I was going to lose my eye sight. I was taken to hospital and had 5 liters of saline flushed through my eyes. Since then I had noticed my vision had deteriorated considerably, so had my doctor refer me to an eye specialist who said my problem was due to age and refereed me to an optometrist to get glasses.
I made an appointment to see one the next day. He tested my eyes and found I had mild corneal scar tissue (which was more than likely due to the acid spill). He was quite puzzled as to why I had blurred vision in my left eye....so he did more tests...and found that I had a cataract forming in that eye.
I don't know why people wont believe this was all caused by the acid spill, as I had no problem what so ever with my vision before this happened !! Tell me.......can a persons eyes deteriorate so quickly,(from having nothing wrong with them last september), to all these things if I didn't have the acid spill.???? I am 52.
I have had phosphoric acid sprayed into both my eyes and face but my eyes were and are still damaged. It has been 15 years, I have had lost my tear ducts which were seared due to the acid the doctors have cauterized my upper and lower eye punctums, borderline glaucoma and going to court this month to fight the insurance company which states I'm all right.
I've CHF (heart failure 2006) Now I have cancer which I just finished radiation treatments. Nobody in my family have any of these conditions, could it be from the injury that took place??? If any body out there knows the long term effect of this chemical.
Please let me know
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