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Corneal injury 

Corneal injury
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Corneal injury
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Shweta Gidwani

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199654093.003.0008
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date: 25 February 2020

This chapter provides an overview of the challenges facing the emergency physician dealing with a patient with a potential penetrating foreign body in the eye. It discusses the examination of such patients including theSiedel test

It examines the evidence base for three key clinical questions:the best imaging modality in the presence of a suspected intraocular foreign body;the use of routine antibioticsin the acute management of corneal abrasions; and the most appropriate analgesia to administer. The use of mydiatics and eye patches is also discussed and special consideration is given to those patients who wear contact lenses.

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