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Here is a quick mnemonic “ABRASIONS to remember about Corneal Abrasions

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Corneal Abrasions : How To Remember Easily ?

  • A – Abrasions are seen best by placing a drop of fluorescein in the eye and looking with the slit lamp.
  • B – Basement membrane exposed by loss of the overlying epithelium reveals damage to the corneal epithelium.
  • R – Remove foreign bodies by pulling down the lower lid and everting the upper lid.
  • A – Anesthetic, such as proparacaine, can be applied before removing a foreign body.
  • S – Saline or artificial tears can be used to flush out foreign bodies from the eye.
  • I – Intermediate-acting cycloplegic like cyclopentolate hydrochloride 1% helps reduce pain.
  • O – Ointment and a patch can be applied to the eye if the corneal epithelium has been abraded.
  • N – Next day reexamination is important for assessing the condition.
  • S – Strict eyelid hygiene, warm compresses, and eyelash scrubs with baby shampoo are recommended.

Mnemonic : ABRASIONS

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department