Patient presented with eye watering, pain, and burning, which occurred after taking out contact lens. Small corneal abrasions without significant loss of epithelial tissue generally heal quickly.
- A bandage contact lens is more effective with pain management than opioids and dilation.
- Topical antibiotics every 4 hours. Ocuflox, moxifloxacin, Polytrim are good choices.
- Artificial tears every 2 hours. These promote epithelial repair and provide relief from discomfort.
- Dilating drops. This can help with inflammation and discomfort. However, as noted above, a bandage contact lens is preferable.