Any tear or defect in the corneal epithelium
May be traumatic, spontaneous, due to foreign body, or contact lens related
Severe ocular pain
Gritty (scratchy) discomfort
Foreign body sensation
Photophobia (particularly if secondary traumatic iritis present)
Removal of superficial foreign body:
A residual rust ring does not need emergent remo...
Always diligently evaluate for penetrating trauma to the globe.
Always diligently evaluate for evidence of infection.
Do not discharge the patient with any topical anesthetic. It is ...
Calder LA, Balasubramanian S, Fergusson D. Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for corneal abrasions: Meta-analysis of randomized trials. Acad Emerg Med. 2005;12:4...
S05.00XA Inj conjunctiva and corneal abrasion w/o fb, unsp eye, init
S05.01XA Inj conjunctiva and corneal abrasion w/o fb, right eye, init
S05.02XA Inj ...
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