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A 27-year-old member asked:

I suffered a corneal abrasion. what can i do to help my eye heal quickly?

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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
See your eyeMD: Corneal abrasions can be very painful. Patching is not recommended and a topical antibiotic should be prescribed. In some cases, placement of a bandage contact lens can promote healing and reduce discomfort. Abrasions can lead to infection and non-healing abrasions can result in scarring or corneal thinning. It is best to be evaluated, particularly if there is decreased vision or prolonged healing.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
most abrasions heal in 24-48 hours unless the person is immunocompromised or diabetic
Oct 12, 2011
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See an eye doctor: Abrasions of the cornea can heal very rapidly, but they can be associated with infections. Fingernails, branches and other dirty objects are the common cause, and they often carry bacteria. The best treatment involves a visit to an eye doctor to evaluate the abrasion and place you on the appropriate medication.
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