Contact lens abrasions and the nonophthalmologist

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Corneal abrasions associated with contact lens wear are commonly evaluated and treated in acute care clinics and emergency departments by nonophthalmologists. The risk of progression to suppurative keratitis in this setting requires management distinct from that of other mechanical (eg, fingernail scratch) corneal abrasions. The antibiotic chosen should reflect the need for prophylaxis against Pseudomonas. Conditions favoring bacterial growth, specifically occlusive patching and/or use of steroid containing compounds, should be avoided, and 24-hour follow-up examination is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-608
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

Fingerprint

Keratitis
Contact Lenses
Nails
Pseudomonas
Hospital Emergency Service
Steroids
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Growth

Keywords

  • contact lens
  • Cornea
  • infection
  • trauma
  • ulceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

Cite this

Contact lens abrasions and the nonophthalmologist. / Schein, Oliver D.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 6, 1993, p. 606-608.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{962ae66317c64e518380a1dcf3110fba,
title = "Contact lens abrasions and the nonophthalmologist",
abstract = "Corneal abrasions associated with contact lens wear are commonly evaluated and treated in acute care clinics and emergency departments by nonophthalmologists. The risk of progression to suppurative keratitis in this setting requires management distinct from that of other mechanical (eg, fingernail scratch) corneal abrasions. The antibiotic chosen should reflect the need for prophylaxis against Pseudomonas. Conditions favoring bacterial growth, specifically occlusive patching and/or use of steroid containing compounds, should be avoided, and 24-hour follow-up examination is recommended.",
keywords = "contact lens, Cornea, infection, trauma, ulceration",
author = "Schein, {Oliver D}",
year = "1993",
doi = "10.1016/0735-6757(93)90012-Z",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "11",
pages = "606--608",
journal = "American Journal of Emergency Medicine",
issn = "0735-6757",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Contact lens abrasions and the nonophthalmologist

AU - Schein, Oliver D

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - Corneal abrasions associated with contact lens wear are commonly evaluated and treated in acute care clinics and emergency departments by nonophthalmologists. The risk of progression to suppurative keratitis in this setting requires management distinct from that of other mechanical (eg, fingernail scratch) corneal abrasions. The antibiotic chosen should reflect the need for prophylaxis against Pseudomonas. Conditions favoring bacterial growth, specifically occlusive patching and/or use of steroid containing compounds, should be avoided, and 24-hour follow-up examination is recommended.

AB - Corneal abrasions associated with contact lens wear are commonly evaluated and treated in acute care clinics and emergency departments by nonophthalmologists. The risk of progression to suppurative keratitis in this setting requires management distinct from that of other mechanical (eg, fingernail scratch) corneal abrasions. The antibiotic chosen should reflect the need for prophylaxis against Pseudomonas. Conditions favoring bacterial growth, specifically occlusive patching and/or use of steroid containing compounds, should be avoided, and 24-hour follow-up examination is recommended.

KW - contact lens

KW - Cornea

KW - infection

KW - trauma

KW - ulceration

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027438699&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027438699&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0735-6757(93)90012-Z

DO - 10.1016/0735-6757(93)90012-Z

M3 - Article

C2 - 8240563

AN - SCOPUS:0027438699

VL - 11

SP - 606

EP - 608

JO - American Journal of Emergency Medicine

JF - American Journal of Emergency Medicine

SN - 0735-6757

IS - 6

ER -