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Corneal abrasion

Authors Fraser S

Published 26 April 2010 Volume 2010:4 Pages 387—390


Scott Fraser

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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