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J R Soc Med. 1995 July; 88(7): 406P–407P.
PMCID: PMC1295273

Pain and corneal foreign bodies.


The commonest cause for ocular pain, presenting to an ophthalmic emergency centre, is due to corneal foreign bodies. Although the problem is transient, the degree of morbidity is often underestimated. The object of this study was to assess the degree of pain associated with these lesions.

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