A 47-year-old member asked:
poked my eye with finger nail how long to heal?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what was injured with the fingernail. For example, if you scratched your cornea (the shell of your eye), usually, the abrasion will heal in 1-2 days. However, if the injury is severe enough, it could lead to infections, eye pressure problems and even vision loss. You should be evaluated by an eye md.
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Ophthalmology 50 years experience
24 hours: The eye is the fastest healing tissue and if not infected or large it should heal in 24 hours.
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Ophthalmology 13 years experience
About 1-4 days: It depends on the size of the scratch. Uncomplicated small scratches or abrasions can heal in 24 hours. The entire corneal surface can heal in 3-4 days. If there is infection, chemical burn, or other significant disease, though, all bets are off.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
I was taking out my contacts and i accendently put my finger nail on my eye I don't know if i scratched it or not?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Ok if no pain: If it does not hurt, then you did not scratch it.
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Last updated Sep 22, 2019
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