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Re: A prospective observational study of techniques to remove corneal foreign body in the emergency department
  1. Abdullah Ilhan1,
  2. Ahmet Tas2,
  3. Salih Altun3,
  4. Fatih C Gundogan3
  1. 1Opthalmology Department, Erzurum Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
  2. 2Opthalmology Department, Agri Military Hospital, Agri, Turkey
  3. 3Ophthalmology Department, Gulhane Military Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ahmet TAS, Opthalmology Department, Agri Military Hospital, Agri 04000, Turkey; ahmettas2015{at}gmail.com

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Dear Editor,

We have read the article entitled ‘A prospective observational study of techniques to remove corneal foreign body in the emergency department.’ by Quirke et al1 with interest. We congratulate the authors that they called attention to an important issue in the emergency settings.

The study aimed to compare the slit-lamp-aided technique of superficial corneal foreign body (FB) removal with direct removal without the aid of a slit-lamp biomicroscopy performed by emergency physicians. In …

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