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corneal abrasion

A 51-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 46-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 51-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 40-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 63-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 42-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 38-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 54-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 47-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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Abrasion of cornea: The cornea, the front window of the eye, is covered by a thin epithelium. When this is disturbed, usually by an object scraping it off such as a hair ... Read More
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