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A 42-year-old member asked:

If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible to see the scratch?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Not unless it is big: A scratch on the cornea is usually not visible unless it is very large.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible you damaged your vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Not likely: A corneal scratch (abrasion) is a loss of the thin skin covering the cornea. Usually this does not involve the deeper layers and as long as the eye is not penetrated or infected, visual loss is very uncommon. You should see an ophthalmolgist for a corneal scratch both for symptomatic relief and for proper treatment.
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