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corneal abrasion scratch

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Not unless it is big: A scratch on the cornea is usually not visible unless it is very large.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: A corneal scratch (abrasion) is a loss of the thin skin covering the cornea. Usually this does not involve the deeper layers and as long as the eye i ... Read More
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Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Small : Small abrasions generally will heal on their own. However, if you start to develop pain, discharge or difficulty opening your eye then you should see ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It sounds like you may have scratched the area near the cornea, but not the cornea. The cornea has more nerve endings per sq inch than any part of the ... Read More
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Small : Small abrasions will often heal within hours and large abrasions may take one to two days. However, for any abrasion you should be using an antibioti ... Read More
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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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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