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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is the difference between a corneal abrasion and pink eye?

What is the difference between a corneal abrasion and pink eye?

Scratch vs infection: Pink eye is usually and infection or allergy, and an abrasion is a scracth to the surface.

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In what way can I tell if I have a corneal abrasion or some eye infection?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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?

No.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, we wait until there is an actual sign of infection before starting antibiotics, otherwise you tend to just get different germs. So, you'd wait to see if there is a sign of infection and THEN go with the antibiotic.

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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?

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.

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If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible to see the scratch?

Not unless it is big: A scratch on the cornea is usually not visible unless it is very large.

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If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible you damaged your vision?

If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible you damaged your vision?

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.