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Fine: Years ago the treatment for an abrasion was a pressure patch. But in recent years ophthalmologists have switched from patching to using a bandage contact lens with antibiotic and possibly a mild steroid to decrease the inflammation. Continue your care with the same ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatitis: This could be a contact dermatitis if itchy, which could benefit from a short course of topical steroid ointment. As dr litt mentioned cosmetics could be the inciting factor. Hypoallergenic cosmetics will be less likely to induce this, such as clinique or almay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A scratched cornea: The cornea is the clear dome shaped tissue that is in the front of the eye. When you scratch the cornea, you have damaged the surface layer or epithelial cells. It will cause tearing, redness, light sensitivity and blurry vision until it heal. Healing times vary but in general range from 1-4 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
foreign body: Most commonly, a foreign body, like a speck of dirt, a metal shard, etc will get into your eye and cause a corneal abrasion. These can be painful and need to be treated, especially if over the pupil, so scarring is less likely to occur (which if occurs over the pupil could cause visual problems). ...Read more
Rare: All surgery including lasik carries some degress of risk. Lasik certainly has among the lowest percentage of risk. There have however been no cases of blindness reported in millions of eyes done and the reported problems are quite minor and should not prevent you from having the procedure if you are otherwise a good candidate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: Deep abrasion vs. Laceration? If it is oozing it is either infection or should have been sutured or glued closed. Infections can spread very rapidly through tissue planes around the face and eye, and oral antibiotics might be indicated. Topical otc antibiotics could also be tried. At this point, it may be too late to repair. Might worry about a retained foreign body as well. ...Read more
Deal with pain: Eye abrasions , usually of cornea, are quite painful causing light sensitivity and squeezing shut of the eye as well. If the cause was not contaminated, you can wait it out for 1-2 days but if the condition does not improve quickly, then see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and protective measures for the pain and the risk of infection. ...Read more
Varies: Usually a couple of days. Can be longer if you get an infection, are diabetic, or have a corneal problem like dryness or dystrophy. ...Read more
How long does it take for eye abrasion to get better? Said have small abrasion middle of eye. Vision not as great but can see. Just cloudy. Dangers?
Quickly: Most abrasions, if there is no infection or left over particles of whatever caused the abrasion, will heal over in less than 24 hours. The only long term problem is location: if the abrasion is central, the residual scar may disturb the vision; if the abrasion of out of the visual axis, there is usually no problem. ...Read more
I woke up with an eye abrasion from some chemical that spilt into my eye. Im a contact lense wearer, when is it safe to slip back into contacts?
See an eye doctor: It is best that you do not start using contact lenses again until an eye doctor clears you. You risk infection, especially in a contact lens wearer, from an abrasion that does not properly heal. You should also be checked to make sure the chemical did not cause any corneal scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with corneal eye abrasions and given erythromicin ointment. I put it in thursday and it is now sunday, my eye is still blurry. ?
PAIN!: Ron, A corneal abrasion is VERY painful. An eye infection, from either bacterial or viral conjunctivitis is not. If you are having severe pain, light sensitivity (photophobia) or an extremely purulent discharge (pus) I would suggest you getting it checked out by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible, or go to the ER at your local hospital. ...Read more
Do eye abrasions heal 100%. Or will I have problems in the future? Chance of infection or it gettin worse. Doc said small abrasion. Spark flew in eye
Quick to heal: Eye (corneal) abrasions heal quickly, usually in less than 24 hours unless there is some particulate matter left over from the source of the abrasion. The infection chance is extremely low. In your case a spark, which was probably sterile, caused the abrasion. The only long term problem is if the abrasion was in the very center, and if the deeper layers were involved then vision might be change. ...Read more
My eyes are red and sensitive to light and gets really teary. How can I tell if it's a corneal abrasion or an eye infection and how do I fix it?
See an opthamologist: See an eye doctor. A corneal abrasion usually causes reflex closing of the eye and it hurts so badly when the eye is open. Eye infections usually have swelling andor eye discharge. There are some other conditions too that may present like an infection but are not so see the eye doctor. ...Read more
24 hours ago had a bicycle accident- facial abrasions with black eye, broken blood vessel in white of eye. Have cleaned area, applied antibiotic ointment and iced many times since. Swelling has lessened. Do I need an oral antibiotic?
I have a corneal abrasion and my eye is really really red. I'm using erythromycin ophthalmic oint. How long should it take for the redness to go away?
A few days: It usually starts feeling and looking better in 2-3 days. Be sure to follow up with your doc if not looking better by then or earlier if the symptoms worsen or the vision becomes effected. Eyes are precious and you need to be extra cautious with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not unless it is big: A scratch on the cornea is usually not visible unless it is very large. ...Read more
Not likely: A corneal scratch (abrasion) is a loss of the thin skin covering the cornea. Usually this does not involve the deeper layers and as long as the eye is not penetrated or infected, visual loss is very uncommon. You should see an ophthalmolgist for a corneal scratch both for symptomatic relief and for proper treatment. ...Read more
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