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Abrasion Eye Will
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
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
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
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
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
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. ?
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