Navigation Links
Eye Patches Could Delay Healing In Corneal Abrasions

Dr. Angus Turner of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in East Melbourne, Australia says that simple corneal abrasions need not be treated by patching the eye.// Doing so might actually slow healing and does not reduce pain, a new review of several studies has found.

“The abrasions on the eye normally don’t affect vision too much, so it is pointless rendering a patient acutely monocular if there is no good reason to do so,” Turner said. Dr Turner and a colleague analyzed 11 randomized controlled trials of 1014 patients who had a simple, uninfected corneal abrasion. It was found that patients who were treated without patching the eye had faster healing times and did not report any significant differences in pain levels as compared to patients who were patched. “It is therefore reasonable to conclude that patching the eye is not useful for the treatment of simple, traumatic corneal abrasions,” the researchers say in their paper published in The Cochrane Library, published by The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Corneal abrasions are the most common injuries to the eye. They heal quickly, but are very painful. “Over time, more trials were completed, but still people in emergency departments all around the world continued to use patches when there was no evidence for their use,” Turner said. The researchers added that in patients who were patched antibiotics and drops were only given before patching, whereas non-patched patients received them several times, which could explain the faster healng.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Testosterone Patches Found To Increase Sexual Desire In Menopausal Women
2. Nicotine Patches help to quit smoking
3. Reliable Help For Smokers From Nicotine Patches and Former Smokers
4. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
5. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
6. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain
7. Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems
8. Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients
9. Anger Could Be Linked To Weight Gain
10. A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning
11. New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing ... Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online ... and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, as ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating ... Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to ... correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not ... comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: