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How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Rarely: Usually, injuries which are limited to the corneal surface (epithelium) heal quickly and completely. Sometimes, recurrent corneal erosion (a reopening of the of the original injury site) can occur so be sure to use lots of artificial tears.
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Rare: Most abrasions are small, superficial, heal quickly without sequelae. They are quite common, but eye damage usually doesn't occur. An infection can make things worse.
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Last updated Feb 7, 2017
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