Moisture chamber versus lubrication for the prevention of corneal epithelial breakdown.

@article{Cortese1995MoistureCV,
  title={Moisture chamber versus lubrication for the prevention of corneal epithelial breakdown.},
  author={D Cortese and L A Capp and Sharon McKinley},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={425-8}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who are comatose or semicomatose are at risk of corneal dryness and ulceration. OBJECTIVE To compare and evaluate the effectiveness of two treatments used for the prevention of corneal epithelial breakdown in critically ill patients. METHODS A randomized clinical trial was used. The sample consisted of critically ill patients (age, 15-84 years) with a limited or absent blink reflex in a 14-bed general intensive care unit in a large metropolitan teaching hospital. Ninety… CONTINUE READING

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