Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 114–116 | Cite as

Efficicacy of eye patching for corneal healing after removal of corneal foreign body

  • Emin Kurt
  • Faruk Öztürk
  • Ümit Ü Inan
  • M. Levent Emiroglu
  • S. Sami Ilker
Original Article

Abstract

Standard treatment of corneal epithelial loss includes an eye patch with antibiotic ointment. We compared the efficacy of eye patching with no eye patching on corneal epithelial healing of 84 patients after foreign body removal. Since no significant difference between two groups for corneal healing was found, antibiotic treatment alone may be sufficient for treatment of corneal epithelial loss after foreign body removal.

Keywords

Foreign Body Cyclopentolate Antibiotic Ointment Foreign Body Removal Corneal Abrasion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emin Kurt
    • 1
  • Faruk Öztürk
    • 1
  • Ümit Ü Inan
    • 1
  • M. Levent Emiroglu
    • 1
  • S. Sami Ilker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologySchool of Medicine Celal Bayar UniversityManisaTurkey

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