Child eye injuries from sanitiser up 7-fold

Some children needed surgery after being sprayed in the face by alcohol-based products: study

French researchers are warning of a pint-sized COVID-19 fallout, with a seven-fold increase in ocular injuries due to hand sanitiser being accidentally squirted in children’s eyes.

A paediatric ophthalmology centre has also reported a steep rise in admissions due to alcohol-based hand sanitiser, including a number of children who needed surgery for severe lesions after exposure.