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2019 Apr 05




Traumatic Corneal Abrasion.


Fusco N, Stead TG, Lebowitz D, Ganti L
Cureus. 2019 Apr 05; 11(4):e4396.
PMID: 31223554.


Corneal abrasions can have potentially sight-threatening consequences if not accurately diagnosed and managed appropriately in the acute period. Simple corneal abrasions can be managed with antibiotic and tetanus prophylaxis, analgesia, and next-day follow up with ophthalmology. However, if there is any suspicion for penetrating eye injury, corneal ulcer, a sight-threatening infection such as bacterial keratitis, or ophthalmic zoster, an emergent referral is imperative. In this report, we present a case of classic corneal abrasion and discuss the acute management of this common problem.