Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Sunderland, UK
Date of preparation: 25th June 2009
Conflict of interest: None declared
Clinical question: What is the best treatment for traumatic corneal abrasion?
Results: Eye patching does not reduce pain in patients with corneal abrasions. Topical diclofenac does reduce pain in patients with corneal abrasions
Implementation: Pitfalls to avoid when treating abrasions:
• Treatment of small abrasions
• Treatment of larger abrasions
• When to refer for specialist treatment
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