Chemical eye burn treatment: Topical antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Lubricants are applied to the surface of the eye to prevent the eyelids from sticking to the cornea while it heals. The BRCA only recommends home care for chemical eye burns when supplemented by a visit to the doctor or burn center. Chemical eye burns are a medical emergency; medical attention should be sought during or immediately after irrigation.
Irrigating the eye with tap water or sterile saline solution is the only recommended treatment for home care, as it is an important step in minimizing damage.