ABC of eyes: Injury to the eye: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.644-b (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:644
  1. Peng Tee Khaw, professor and consultant ophthalmic surgeon (p.khaw@ucl.ac.uk),
  2. Peter Shah, consultant,
  3. Andrew R Elkington, emeritus professor
  1. Moorfields Eye Hospital and Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London
  2. Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham
  3. University of Southampton, Southampton

    EDITOR—There was a typographical error in the last sentence under the heading corneal abrasions. The sentence should have read, “The patient can use an eye pad for a day or so if the abrasion is large” [not, “The patient should can use an eye pad,” as printed].

    Although we agree with the several studies which report that pads do not give benefit in smaller abrasions, this …

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