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How can I treat each specific type of wound ( punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?

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

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What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

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

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What is the treatment for subconjunctival hemorrhage?

What is the treatment for subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Tincture of time: Subconjunctival hemorrhage will resolve on its own without any treatment. It is like a bruise and has to be cleared by the body. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

Surgical repair: If the tendon is completely severed, then repair is usually the treatment of choice. You need to consult a specialist for a complete evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is subconjunctival hemorrhage contagious?

Is subconjunctival hemorrhage contagious?

No: It is ugly but harmless. It is like a bruise. ...Read more

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What is an eye corneal debridement?

What is an eye corneal debridement?

Removal: Of dirty, loose or contaminated tissue from the cornea. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage?

What is the treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Surgical: If a ruptured aneurysm or arteriovasc malformation is the culprit, surgery may be critical. If we cannot localize the source of bleeding, supportive care in intensive care unit is important. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for non-ulcerative sterile keratitis?

Whats the treatment for non-ulcerative sterile keratitis?

Usually eyedrops: In the absence of infection, keratitis is most commonly due to varying degrees of dryness. Many over the counter lubricating eyedrops are available for this as well as ointments which help at night. Your ophthalmologist can define the best pathway for treatment. ...Read more

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Can a minor corneal abrasion heal by itself?

Can a minor corneal abrasion heal by itself?

Yes: The corneal epithelium heals (reepithelializes) rather quickly. Minor abrasions will often heal in 24-48 hours. Antibiotics are often prescribed to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Could severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired & blindness be circumvented?

Could severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired & blindness be circumvented?

Depends: If the laceration just cuts the eye with no disturbance of the internal components, then vision might be fully restored. The damage to the internal parts will determine the likelihood of recovery after repair. This should be discussed with your ophthalmic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for skin laceration?

What is the treatment for skin laceration?

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 more

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Post surgical wound. What is the pink skin indicate?

Post surgical wound. What is the pink skin indicate?

Normal new skin grow: Healing new skin growth appears pink at the surgical incision & edges. ...Read more

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Is betadine a treatment of toe laceration?

Is betadine a treatment of toe laceration?

Yes: Betadine is an antiseptic that will help to keep a cut clean and dry. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lip laceration?

What is the treatment for lip laceration?

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 more

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Can severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired?

Can severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired?

Sometimes: Possibility of repair depends on security of the injury. Some lacerations are easily repaired while others result in loss of the eye. You should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

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 more

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What would cause a bacterial eye infections? Retinal surgery?

What would cause a bacterial eye infections? Retinal surgery?

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 more

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