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Dr. Evan Schoenberg

Ophthalmology
Metairie, LA

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Ophthalmology

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Schoenberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
A few days typically: After removal, a small corneal foreign body typically leaves behind a simple abrasion of the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea. That part of the cornea heals quickly, and a small area of injury may heal in a matter of a day. Larger injuries will take longer, of course.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Schoenberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Removal, antibiotics: The first step is to remove the foreign body. Typically that's easily done in the office at the slit lamp, though if it's deeply embedded it could be more serious and require a trip to the or. After that, antibiotic drops or ointment are used to avoid an infection as the corneal scratch ("abrasion") heals. If an ulcer develops, it can be vision threatening, so followup is important.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Schoenberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Irritation, redness: The #1 symptom is the feeling that you have something in your eye! that can manifest as a persistent irritation or scratching sensation. Foreign body may cause redness where the eye is usually white. Blurred vision is possible if the cornea (the clear front of the eye) is affected, but it isn't guaranteed. Try to wash your eye with sterile eye wash (not tap water). If that fails, go see a pro.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schoenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schoenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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