Corneal Abrasion


Background

  1. Trauma or foreign body induced defect of corneal epithelium (abrasions)
  2. Common eye injury ED visits and also common workplace eye injuries

Pathophysiology

  1. Mechanism
  2. Etiology/Risk Factors
  3. Epidemiology

Diagnostics

  1. History/Symptoms
  2. Physical Exam/Signs
  3. Complete Eye Exam
  4. Imaging
  5. Differential Diagnosis

Treatment

  1. Initial/Prep/Overview
  2. Medical/Pharmaceutical
  3. Surgical/Procedural

Disposition

  1. Most corneal abrasions heal regardless of therapy
  2. Follow-up with PCP or ophthalmologist
  3. General disposition guidelines
  4. D/C pts w/ instructions