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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97-101

Scraping in corneal ulcers

Department of Ophthalmology, Giridhar Eye Institute, Kadavanthra, Kerala, India

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Dr. Nadhna Basheer
Chiraparambil House, Kizhuppillikkara (PO), Thrissur - 680 702, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_10_20

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Corneal scars resulting from central corneal ulcers are one of the major causes of blindness in developing countries. It is regarded as the second most common cause of preventable monocular blindness in some of the tropical countries. Corneal scraping is the most valuable specimen in cases of corneal ulcer, and its examination is the mainstay in the diagnosis and subsequent management.

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