crack eye syndrome

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crack eye syndrome 

OPHTHALMOLOGY

A self-explanatory term for infection and ulceration of the cornea seen in crack cocaine users who rub or itch their eyes.

The local anaesthetic effect of the cocaine reduces protective reflexes and tearing, reducing ocular “toilet”. 

Reference J Am Optom Assoc. 1999 Mar;70(3):193-7

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