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Managing corneal abrasions in primary care

Saccomano, Scott J. PhD, RN, GNP-BC; Ferrara, Lucille R. EdD, RN, MBA, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000452977.99676.cf
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Abstract: Corneal abrasion is a common eye injury that occurs in all age-groups. A focused history and physical exam can identify patients with corneal abrasions and improve intervention time. Minor corneal abrasions usually heal within 48 hours without complications or eye damage.

Scott J. Saccomano is an assistant professor at Herbert H. Lehman College, Department of Nursing, Bronx, N.Y. Lucille R. Ferrara is an assistant professor and director at Pace University College of Health Professions, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Pleasantville, N.Y.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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