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Five days after a corneal abrasion, my eye feels better. When will my sight return?

Five days after a corneal abrasion, my eye feels better. When will my sight return?

Variable: Depends on size, depth, location, healing rate, tear film. Usually an epithelial abrasion does not result in a scar. So once healed, vision returns. ...Read more

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Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

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

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What can I do for an eye abrasion?

What can I do for an eye abrasion?

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

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How long does a tiny abrasion on the eye take to heal?

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

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How long does it take for an abrasion on the eye to heal fully?

How long does it take for an abrasion on the eye to heal fully?

Depends: Healing depends on what caused the injury, how badly the eye is damaged and what treatment has beem started. Resting the eye is usually helpful too. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could a cornea eye abrasion heal by itself?

Could a cornea eye abrasion heal by itself?

Yes: If the abrasion does not get infected, it will heal in a day or two. If it is not better by then, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How soon can I wear contact lenses after an eye abrasion?

How soon can I wear contact lenses after an eye abrasion?

Depends: You need to be completely healed or the abrasion can recur. Use glasses meantime. Prematurely going back into contact lenses can also cause a bad corneal infection. ...Read more