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What are the tests for corneal abrasion?
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Dye staining test
Best test to search for a corneal abrasion is a slit-lamp exam by an ophthalmologist, usually accompanied by staining of the tear film with a yellow-green dye called fluorescein, and shining a blue light (cobalt blue) on the eye to look for dye uptake.
Treatment can range from just drops, to patching of the eye, to a special "bandage" contact lens, depending on the size of the abrasion symptoms.

In brief: Dye staining test
Best test to search for a corneal abrasion is a slit-lamp exam by an ophthalmologist, usually accompanied by staining of the tear film with a yellow-green dye called fluorescein, and shining a blue light (cobalt blue) on the eye to look for dye uptake.
Treatment can range from just drops, to patching of the eye, to a special "bandage" contact lens, depending on the size of the abrasion symptoms.
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: Corneal abrasion
"the usual test is Fluorescein staining and examination with a woods lamp or slit lamp with cobalt blue filter."it is a corneal abrasion the treatment is to use an antibiotic drop to prevent infection, and also use lubricating tear drops or ointments to ease the discomfort while it heals.
Depending on the size of the abrasion, a patch or contact lens may help with the comfort.

In brief: Corneal abrasion
"the usual test is Fluorescein staining and examination with a woods lamp or slit lamp with cobalt blue filter."it is a corneal abrasion the treatment is to use an antibiotic drop to prevent infection, and also use lubricating tear drops or ointments to ease the discomfort while it heals.
Depending on the size of the abrasion, a patch or contact lens may help with the comfort.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Charles Titone
The usual test is florescein staining and examination with a woods lamp or slit lamp with cobalt blue filter.
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