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can you swim with a corneal abrasion

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A corneal abrasion is a defect in the clear skin over the cornea called the epithelium. This is an open wound and has potential for infection. Stay ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
31 years experience Ophthalmology
No: I would not get any water in the eye until it is fully healed.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Defect in front eye: A corneal abrasion is a name for a defect in the front surface (epithelium) of the clear window of your eye (cornea). Most are caused by trauma, and m ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Wortz
16 years experience Ophthalmology
A scratched cornea: The cornea is the clear dome shaped tissue that is in the front of the eye. When you scratch the cornea, you have damaged the surface layer or epithel ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Scratched eye: A corneal abrasion is a scratch to the cornea of the eye. The cornea is the clear window that is in from of the colored part of the eye (iris). Ther ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Get help now: See an eye doctor. You will likely need antibiotic eye drops or ointments to prevent infection. You need to go asap.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually injury: The most common cause for corneal abrasion is trauma, usually something striking the front surface of the eye like a fingernail, hairbrush, or tree br ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain relief ,etc.: A corneal abrasion, a loss of the superficial skin over the clear window at the front of the eye, is usually quite painful. After confirming that is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Dye staining test: Best test to search for a corneal abrasion is a slit-lamp exam by an ophthalmologist, usually accompanied by staining of the tear film with a yellow-g ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See an eye doctor: You likely need antibiotic eye medication to prevent a serious infection. Do not delay.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Seek treatment : Corneal abrasion is a very common but painful eye injury. Treatment should be immediate with antibiotics and non steroidals.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain: Corneal abrasion, a loss of the cellular skin covering the cornea at some point, is intensely painful causing striking redness, and light sensitivity. ... Read More

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