Conjunctival abrasion

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Background

  • Conjunctiva has less innervation than cornea so patients are far less symptomatic

Clinical Features

  • Foreign body sensation
  • Mild pain
  • Photophobia (rare)
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage (rare)

Differential Diagnosis

Diagnosis

  • Slit-lamp exam w/ fluorescein
    • Seidel test to role-out globe perforation

Treatment

  • Remove conjunctival foreign bodies
  • Erythromycin ointment 0.5% QID x2-3d
  • Suture of lacerations is almost never required

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