Corneal Injuries

Author: Carl McQueen / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Reviewer: Shanthi Siva, Raja Shahid Ali / Code: O8 / Published: 05/01/2022


Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have a good knowledge of eye anatomy


This session will cover the assessment and management of corneal injuries.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the relevant corneal anatomy and outline the pathophysiology of corneal abrasions, foreign bodies and burns
  • Identify a corneal abrasion and formulate an appropriate treatment plan
  • Identify a corneal foreign body and rust ring and describe methods for their removal
  • Recognise an ultraviolet corneal burn and chemical splash to the eye and formulate appropriate treatment strategies for these conditions.


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