A question answer format addressing many eye emergencies:
1.) Prescribing ophthalmic topical anesthetics to patients with corneal abrasions? 2) When to schedule ophthalmology follow up for corneal abrasions? 3) How soon after presentation with floaters to refer to an ophthalmologist? 4) US for increased ICP?
Use of topical anesthetics are very effective at reducing pain, but there use is discouraged secondary to poor wound healing of the corneal epithelium. So what is the evidence for topical anesthetic use on corneal abrasions? A review.
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