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Corneal Abrasion (cont.)

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Basic anatomy of the eye
Basic anatomy of the eye. Click to view larger image.

Cross-section of the orbit with anatomical view of the extraocular muscles in the eye.
Cross-section of the orbit with anatomical view of the extraocular muscles in the eye. Click to view larger image.

ultraviolet radiation
This corneal abrasion appears as a yellow-green area when stained with fluorescein and viewed with a blue light. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology


Arbour, J.D., I. Brunette, H.M. Boisjoly, Z.H. Shi, J. Dumas, and M.C. Guertin. "Should We Patch Corneal Erosions?" Arch Ophthalmol 115.3 Mar. 1997: 313-317.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014

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