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Corneal abrasion

Guidelines

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The following summarized guidelines for the management of corneal abrasion are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS 2024), the College of Optometrists (CO 2022), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO 2019), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP 2013). ...
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Medical management

Topical antibiotics: as per WMS 2024 guidelines, offer topical antibiotics in patients with corneal abrasion.
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  • Topical anesthetics

  • Topical NSAIDs

  • Cycloplegics and mydriatics

  • Systemic analgesics

Nonpharmacologic interventions

Eye protection: as per WMS 2024 guidelines, advise wearing sunglasses in patients with corneal abrasion.
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