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In this Guidelines video, Sarah Thomas (Lead Pharmacist for Satellite Services and Contracts, Pharmacy Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) describes:
- common causes of corneal abrasion, such as rubbing the eye when a foreign body is present
- typical symptoms of corneal abrasion, including pain, watering, and foreign-body sensation
- pharmacological management of the condition with antibiotic eye drops or ointment and oral analgesia
- non-pharmacological interventions such as over-the-counter ocular lubricants, which keep the eye moisturised while it heals.
View other Guidelines videos in this series:
- Management of common eye conditions: introduction
- Glaucoma and the #knowyourdrops campaign
- The diagnosis and treatment of stye
- The symptoms, causes, and treatment of episcleritis
- Subconjunctival haemorrhage
- The symptoms and management of chalazion (meibomian cyst)
- Corneal and subtarsal foreign bodies
- The symptoms and treatment of dry eye
- Conjunctivitis—causes, symptoms, and management
- The symptoms and management of blepharitis
The development of this Guidelines video has been supported by an educational grant from Allergan plc. Allergan plc had no influence over the content of the video, and checked the final files for technical accuracy only. At all times, editorial control has remained with the presenter and MGP. Stock images were obtained from Science Photo Library.