Eye Injuries (cont.)
Pictures of Eye Injuries
Picture of corneal abrasion. Image courtesy of Brian S. Skow, MD.
Picture of corneal burn. Image courtesy of Brian S. Skow, MD.
Picture of subconjunctival hemorrhage Image courtesy of Lawrence B. Stack, MD.
REFERENCES:Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2012
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Previous contributing author and editors: Author: Joseph R Twanmoh, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Editors: Richard W Allinson, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Ophthalmology, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Scott and White Clinic; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; and Robert H Graham, MD, Ophthalmologist, Robert H Graham, MD, PC; Affiliated With Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.
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