Learning Outcome

Corneal scrape




Trainees must be able to perform a corneal scrape for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. They must understand the indications and risks of the procedure. They must know how to handle any samples taken from the cornea to increase the diagnostic yield and must liaise with laboratory staff so that the specimen is properly identified, presented and transported. They must make appropriate and reliable arrangements for the result to be acted upon in a timely fashion.

They must also be able to appropriately stain and examine under the microscope the sample taken in order to identify the causative organisms.


DOPS, portfolio/logbook and end of year review/ COECSA Exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2 yr

Related Learning Outcomes

PS1- PS14

Other Links

Study Guide