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Systemic Review and Meta Analysis on Topical Pain Control in Corneal Abrasions

 Background Information: Corneal abrasions are responsible for the largest proportion of eye-related chief complaints in patients presenting to emergency departments in the United States. There is substantial variability in physician practice when it comes to pain control. Ophthalmology literature has …

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Corneal Abrasions and Short-Term Topical Tetracaine

Background: Anyone who has had a corneal abrasion knows how painful it can be.   Unfortunately, traditional analgesic agents (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, opiates etc) are ineffective in relieving pain. Topical anesthetic drops can be diagnostic of superficial eye pathology and are routinely …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

Topical Anesthetic Use on Corneal Abrasions

Patients with corneal abrasions typically come to the emergency department for eye pain.  Most physicians treat these with topical antibiotics, oral analgesia, and for those who are lucky enough 48 – 72 hour follow up with ophthalmology. Oral analgesia does …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

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