A 49-year-old member asked:
in what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Corneal abrasions are a loss of the surface skin of the cornea, usually just a small portion. Healing usually is rapid and complete. Rarely there can be scarring, and if it is central can affect focusing. If neglected, infection is possible which might lead to vision loss. Abrasions are extremely common, and vision changes afterwards are very rare.
Answered on Feb 16, 2014
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