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Conjunctival Laceration Treatment
How can I treat each specific type of wound ( punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?
There is not way to: cover this many topics in 400 characters or less. Encourage you to google each topic. ...Read more
What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?
Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more
Can vision be fully restored after a corneal laceration/penetrating eye injury(involving deeper layers of cornea) ,but not a globe rupture?
Vision restored: Yes but depends on what is going on in more detail. ...Read more
Laceration: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been > than 5 years ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hope its small: Most small, clean lip lacerations need no intervention, especially inside the lip. Lacerations of the outside are more likely to need suturing especially if they cross the border of the lip into surrounding skin. If in doubt check with an urgent care center. They may also recommend a tetanus booster. If caused by teeth a dentist may need to inspect for broken teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many potential cause: There are many potential causes of bacterial eye infection. Among the most common are: direct contact with dirty hands; working in garden and splattering soil in eye; using old contaminated eye makeup or eyedrops; sharing someone else's eyedrops; trauma; overwearing contact lenses including sleeping in them. In all cases you should see your eye md immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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