A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a corneal abrasion?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Pain: Corneal abrasions are usually quite painful, although smaller ones can cause more of a foreign body sensation. In addition, the eye will usually become inflamed and red in the white part, and tear copiously. Sensitivity to light and blurred vision are often present as well. A prompt exam by an ophthalmologist is important to assess the injury, and prevent secindary problems like infection.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Pain: A corneal abrasion is usually very painful, the eye tears, and it may feel like there is something in the eye (especially when you blink). The eye may turn red also.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

I have a corneal abrasion, what should I do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can check eye: A very mild corneal abrasion can be cared for by a primary care doctor. If one's symptoms are worse than just mild, an ophthalmologist can evaluate and treat the abrasion. Generally, the doctor will prescribe some antibiotic eye drops to use for a couple of days, and the doctor may patch the eye so one won't move the eyeball around as much. Contact lens should not be worn until the eye is well.
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