A 25-year-old male asked:

In corneal abrasion, docs prescribe antibiotic drop to prevent infection. what are the real chances of infection though? is it likely that abrasions heal well without antibiotic too? considering the person also rub eyes which increase chance of germs?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Corneal abrasions ought be taken seriously. Infection would lead to scarring and permanent damage to the cornea. Please follow your doctor's advice.
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