Papers and Abstracts

Click on the following links to view abstracts of articles relating to ocular irrigation with the Morgan Lens or providing general information on eye irrigation or eye injuries.

For a copy of MorTan’s brochure, click here for ENGLISH or here for FRENCH.


White Papers developed by MorTan:

Fact Sheet #1:  Treating Ocular Chemical Burns

Fact Sheet #2:  Ocular Irrigation Solutions

Fact Sheet #3: Buffer Solutions in Ocular Irrigation

Fact Sheet #4:  Pediatric Use of the Morgan Lens


Click HERE for a bio of Dr. Loran B. Morgan (“Bud”), M.D. and his invention of the Morgan Lens.

Chemical Burns/Ocular Injuries:

Chemical Burns of the Eye

Chemical injuries to the eyes. Emergency, intermediate,
and long term care

Prompt Irrigation of Chemical Eye Injuries May Avert Severe Damage

Managing Chemical Injuries

Go With The Flow During an Eye Emergency

Management of Ocular Emergencies and Urgent Eye Problems

Chemical Eye Injuries in the Workplace. Prevention and Management

Ocular Irritancy Responses to Various pHs of Acids and Bases with and without Irrigation

Physical and Chemical Injuries of the Eyes and Eyelids

Aqueous Humor pH in Experimental Eye Burns and Influence of Different Treatment Measures

Chemical Injuries of the Eye: Current Concepts in Pathophysiology

Emergency Treatment of Chemical and Thermal Eye Burns

Anhydrous Ammonia Burns Case Report and Review of the Literature

The Effects of the Morgan Lens on Chemical Corneal Burns


Hydrofluoric Acid Burns:

Medical Management of Hydrofluoric Acid Exposure

Hydrofluoric Acid Burns of the Eye

The Efficacy of Calcium Gluconate in Ocular Hydrofluoric Acid Burns

Ocular Hydrofluoric Acid Burns: Animal Model, Mechanism of Injury and Therapy

“Pepper Spray” Injuries:

Personal Defense Sprays: Effects and Management of Exposure

Irrigating Solutions:

Ocular Irrigant Alternatives in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Clinical Comparison of Ocular Irrigation Fluids Following Chemical Injury

The Tolerability of lactated Ringer’s Solution and BSS Plus for Ocular Irrigation with and without the Morgan Therapeutic Lens

Warmed Versus Room Temperature Saline Solution for Ocular Irrigation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

An Excess of Topical Calcium and Magnesium Reverses the Therapeutic Effect of Citrate on the Development of Corneal Ulcers After an Alkali Injury

Dilution of Proparacaine in Balanced Salt Solution Reduces Pain of Anesthetic Instillation in the Eye

Resuscitation with lactated Ringer’s Solution After Hemorrhage: Lack of Cardiac Toxicity
Note: This article does NOT deal with the use of Ringer’s as an ocular irrigating solution, but addresses the solution’s reputed toxicity.

Drug Delivery with the Morgan Lens:

Morgan Lens Safe and Effective for Long-Term Use in Corneal Infections

Treatment of Pseudomonas keratitis by Continuous Infusion of Topical Antibiotics With The Morgan Lens

Continuous Flow Contact Lens Delivery of Gentamicin to Rabbit Cornea and Aqueous Humor

Continuous Flow Perfusion of Gentamicin with a (Morgan Lens) Reduces Bacterial Colony Counts in Experimental Pseudomonas Keratitis

Experience with Morgan Perfusion Contact Lens in Treating Eye Infections and Burns


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Ocular Emergency

Newspaper Articles:

Click on a link to see the entire text:

Loran B. Morgan, M.D.: Perennial Medical Student and World Traveler (Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, October, 2000)

The Wyoming Doctor Who Saves Eyes
(Sunday Empire (Denver Post), February 20, 1972)

Local Ophthalmologist Perfects Plastic Lens for Injured Eyes

Dr. Loran Morgan Receives Fellowship

With An Idea Found in Vietnam, Torrington Doctor Saves Eyesight
(Star-Tribune, Casper, WY, March 31, 1974)

For a short biography of Dr. Morgan’s life and his invention of the Morgan Lens, please click this link.