Case 5 – Corneal Abrasion

A 35 year old builder presents to surgery with a painful watering eye. It awoke him from sleeping in the night with severe pain, and has improved in the last couple of hours. He reports the pain is like the time his 18 month old daughter poked him in the eye last year.

  1. What is the usual treatment for a corneal abrasion?
  2. What are the complications of a corneal abrasion?
  3. What is the most useful diagnostic test?
  4. What are the layers of the cornea?
  5. What is a corneal dystrophy?

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