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Common Eye Injuries in Correctional Health Care  

Author:  Jeffrey R.  Lose, OD.

Source: Volume 12, Number 01, November/December 2010 , pp.1-4(4)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The best treatment for eye injuries in correctional settings—or anywhere for that matter—is preventing them from occurring in the first place. Properly fi tting safety eyeglasses with side shields should be worn during sight-threatening activities, such as cutting with power tools, hammering, or weed whacking. Wearing well-sealed goggles when chemicals may splash—as when working with laundry chemicals or automotive batteries or when painting—is a minor inconvenience compared to permanent vision loss.

Keywords: prevention, laceration, foreign bodies, chemical burns, blunt trauma, visual acuity, slit-lamp

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