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Bandage Contact Lens Corneal Abrasion
Severe corneal abrasion 5 days back. Now put under bandage contact lens after corneal scrapping. Vision still very blurry. When will my vision be clear?
Corneal Abrasion (Scratch) (Definition)
Occurs when there is a painful scratch to the surface of the clear part of the eye, which is called the cornea. It can be painful and may feel as if there is sand in the eye. One should seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Not common: Contact lens problems include overwear, infection, intolerance, eyedryness, and vascular ingrowth. Abrasion would not occur from these so the only likely means to get an abrasion with a contact is during the act of putting it in or taking it out.
No: Should not since the contact lens may be torn or have some problem if it caused an abrasion.
Contact lens wear: Usually when the eyes are back to feeling normal and the patient has been off antibiotics for 48 hours it should be safe to resume contact lens wear (with a new contact) if the contact could be implicated in the source of discomfort. Such is the case of infection, rather than abrasion.
After wearing for a week of bandage contact lense because of corneal abrasion, what possibly the doctor will intsruct next?
I have suffered corneal abrasion without any physical contact with a finger or blade. It recurs after a month of total abstinence, how does this occur?
See answer: Any defect in the corneal surface epithelium is termed a "corneal epithelial defect" (CED). When it occurs due to mechanical trauma the CED is termed a "corneal abrasion". Once the cornea has sustained an abrasion and subsequently healed, it is prone to develop a SPONTANEOUS reoccurrence of the CED which the ophthalmologist may term an "abrasion", as it is a more familiar term to the patient.
Occasional: A corneal abrasion is a disturbance of the surface of the cornea which is covered in a clear layer of tissue. Abrasions are caused by trauma (direct hits), or scratching usually accidental and by situations in the workplace when safety glasses should have been worn. It happens a lot, most heal quickly but some require ophthalmological attention.
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