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March 20, 1996

Treatment of Corneal Abrasions-Reply

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute Baltimore, Md

JAMA. 1996;275(11):837. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530350019020

In Reply.  —In response to Drs Mindlin and Slawson regarding treatment of corneal abrasions, cycloplegia and semipressure patching for treatment of non—contact lens—related corneal abrasions has been the standard of care at Wilmer Eye Institute and is recommended by textbooks of ocular emergencies.1 In our opinion, the possibility of confusing one cycloplegic agent with another is not reason enough not to use them as an effective medication. Two recent articles do suggest that the symptoms and signs of corneal abrasions can be effectively treated without patching.2,3