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Traumatic injuries: office treatment of eye injury. 1. Injury due to foreign materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1019068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with eye injuries caused by foreign materials are often seen by the primary physician. The causative agents may be foreign objects, noxious liquids or vapors, ultraviolet irradiation, or contact lenses. Injuries caused by foreign bodies that do not penetrate the outer coats of the eye can be treated by the nonspecialist; the intraocular presence of an object requires prompt referral to an ophthalmologist. Ultraviolet light irradiation and contact lenses worn for a prolonged period cause a great deal of pain to the eye but injury is not serious and the eye heals well. Injury from chemicals may be moderate or severe; if pain and functional impairment persist after copious irrigation of the eye with sterile saline solution, the patient should be referred to an ophthalmologist.
R E Appen; C F Hutson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-15     Completed Date:  1977-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5, 237     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contact Lenses / adverse effects
Delivery of Health Care
Eye Foreign Bodies / diagnosis,  therapy*
Eye Injuries / chemically induced,  etiology,  therapy
Primary Health Care
Radiation Injuries
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects

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