A 42-year-old member asked:
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if you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible to see the scratch?

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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.
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
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