Corneal abrasions and corneal foreign bodies: Management
- Deborah S Jacobs, MD
Deborah S Jacobs, MD
- Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Part-Time
- Harvard Medical School
- Section Editors
- Jonathan Trobe, MD
Jonathan Trobe, MD
- Section Editor — Ophthalmology
- Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
- Professor of Neurology
- University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
- Richard G Bachur, MD
Richard G Bachur, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Trauma
- Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
This topic will review the management of corneal abrasions. The clinical manifestations and diagnosis of corneal abrasions, the evaluation of the red eye, and the assessment and management of other ocular injuries are discussed separately:
●(See "Evaluation of the red eye".)
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- INDICATIONS FOR SUBSPECIALTY CONSULTATION OR REFERRAL
- Traumatic and foreign body abrasions
- - Foreign body removal
- Rust ring
- - Topical antibiotics
- - Pain control
- - Patching
- Abrasions and recent contact lens wear
- - Infectious keratitis risk
- Recurrent erosion
- Treatments to avoid
- PEDIATRIC CONSIDERATIONS
- INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS