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how long does it take an inflamed cornea to heal due to very severe dry eye, ?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
It depends: Everyone's cornea is different, but on average it will take a few weeks with the right medications.
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on how aggressively it is treated, and how severely dry it is to begin with. If the dry eye cannot be treated successfully, the cornea will continue to be inflamed and you will continue to have symptoms. Dry eyes can sometimes be very challenging to control. Good luck.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
No answer: Unfortunately there is no good answer to your question. Every patient is different and every patient has different severities of corneal dryness. People heal at different rates due to their eyedrops, genetics, and other medical problems and environmental conditions. Due to the fact there are so many variables, there is no answer to your question . I'm sorry.

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