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what causes my eye to feel like it is scratched

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions are fairly common - they usually heal on their own if very tiny (probably like yours if caused by a kleenex), but see an ophthalmolo ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes it can: Sometimes an eye scratch can cause a corneal scar leading to a slight visual loss. Also, the scratch itself can cause visual loss until it is healed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: Most eye makeup is designed to tolerated by the eye.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Most eyes with scratches have a defect produced in the corneal epithelium which is quite painful but heals well. The scratch would have to penetrate ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need more info: If the white of the eyes is red and there is discharge, it is conjunctivitis, or pink eye, which is a viral or bacterial infection and usually treated ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The scratching feeling represents involvement of the cornea in the infection. Your doctor will typically patch the eye for comfort. He/she may add ant ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Allergies: There are some good over the counter drops you could use initially- zaditor, (ketotifen) alloway. This will take care of the itching and may limit the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: A scratch can cause a vessel to bleed immediately under the surface of the skin to cause a red mark. It should resolve in 1-2 weeks though.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Clean lubrication: Your tears are clean natural lubrication. This will help the scratch to heal. This should improve in a couple of days. If this is not resolving or you ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Blepheritis: Itching of the eye may be from some inflammation in either the eye lids or if it is on the eye ball inflammation of the conjunctiva/the covering over ... Read More

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