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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.13.NQ88002

Perception of corneal abrasión management and diagnosis in primary care

Dr. Valeria Monserrath Zúñiga Sánchez, Dr. Iván Pimienta Concepción, Dr. Siguencia Muñoz Jhonatan Miguel

Abstract

Introduction: A painful and frequent ocular injury is a corneal abrasion. Unfortunately, there is no consensus on its management. Objective: To determine the knowledge, practice and resources available to primary care physicians to diagnose and manage corneal abrasion. Methods: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted in 2020-2021 in primary care practices. Results: Excellent + good practice grade for managing corneal abrasion was reported at 50/235 = 21.2 % (95 % CI: 16.0, 26.5). Conclusions: This survey highlighted physicians’ low level of knowledge and practice in managing corneal abrasion.

Keywords

corneal abrasion, knowledge, primary care, general practice, source: DeCS

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