Corneal foreign body management at a role 1 flight line aid station: risks, benefits, and implications for Special Operations medicine.

Abstract

Eye injuries are common in forward areas of operations. Definitive diagnosis and care may be limited not by provider skill but rather by available equipment. The ability to treat simple trauma such as corneal foreign bodies at the Role 1 level has advantages including rapid return to duty, decreased cost of treatment, and, most important, decreased risk of delayed care. We propose the device such as a hand-held portable slit lamp should be made available for appropriate Special Operations Medical Forces (SOFMED) or aviation providers.

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@article{Calvano2014CornealFB, title={Corneal foreign body management at a role 1 flight line aid station: risks, benefits, and implications for Special Operations medicine.}, author={Christopher J. Calvano and Robert W. Enzenauer and Jack W Wenkel and Jessica L Henke and Christiana K Rohrbough and Stephanie L Miller and Paul H Howerton and James P Schreffler}, journal={Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals}, year={2014}, volume={14 2}, pages={9-13} }