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A novel, safe and cost effective way for teaching corneal foreign body removal
  1. Mei-Ling Cheng,
  2. Lanxing Fu,
  3. Peter Cackett
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, NHS Lothian, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mei-Ling Cheng, Department of Ophthalmology, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Chalmer's Street, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK; mcheng{at}

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Dear Editor,

Corneal foreign body and rust ring removal is usually performed under slit lamp microscopy in accident and emergency, acute ophthalmology services or optometry practices. It requires good hand–eye coordination, fine motor skills and dexterity. Acquisition of these skills warrants regular practice for safe application on actual patients, as mistakes can potentially result in irreversible visual loss. The most recent publication in the literature regarding methods of practice was from the mid-1990s.1 ,2 We have …

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  • Contributors MC collected the photos and was the main author of the manuscript. LF had the original idea for the letter, and contributed to the collection of photos and writing of the manuscript. PC contributed to the writing of the manuscript.

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