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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?

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?

Depends on size: And depth of abrasion. If it is not improving, you could have an infection. Best to reconsult with your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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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


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Corneal abrasion with bandage contact lens how will cornea heal?

Corneal abrasion with bandage contact lens how will cornea heal?

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 more

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Can you ge corneal abrasion due to contact lenses?

Can you ge corneal abrasion due to contact lenses?

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. ...Read more

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Can I use my same contact lenses that caused me corneal abrasion?

Can I use my same contact lenses that caused me corneal abrasion?

No: Should not since the contact lens may be torn or have some problem if it caused an abrasion. ...Read more

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Can I use my contact lenses a day after my corneal abrasion feels normal?

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. ...Read more

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After wearing for a week of bandage contact lense because of corneal abrasion, what possibly the doctor will intsruct next?

After wearing for a week of bandage contact lense because of corneal abrasion, what possibly the doctor will intsruct next?

Contact lens off: If the cornea has healed completely, the doctor will take off the bandage contact lens in the next visit and possibly instruct the patient to stop the antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts after a corneal abrasion?

Can I wear contacts after a corneal abrasion?

After healing: After it heals completely - you can put back in a new pair. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts a day after a corneal abrasion?

Can I wear contacts a day after a corneal abrasion?

Maybe: If it had been a very tiny abrasion and it had healed in 1 day with no residual dryness or other issues, then the eye might be ready to restart contact lens wear. ...Read more

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How long till wear contacts again after corneal abrasion?

Need to see your doc: Changes in the cornea can occur after an abrasion. Only your eye doctor can examine this under the microscope (slit lamp) to determine whether your eye is fully healed, and can advise you on continuing contact lens wear. ...Read more

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How long after a corneal abrasion can I start to wear contacts again?

How long after a corneal abrasion can I start to wear contacts again?

Healed: Best to let it heal first (time dependent on how large and if the eye sensation, tear film, and lid positions are intact). Also make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

No: Best not to, increased chance for infection, may worsen abrasion during self placement and removal. Though sometimes a bandage contact lens is placed to help with the pain for a large abrasion. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Corneal abrasion, how long until it goes away?

Corneal abrasion, how long until it goes away?

Depends: Depends on the size and the cause. Most traumatic abrasions heal in a day or two. If caused NT something toxic, infectious or neurotrophic, could take longer. At the very least, you should use a topical antibiotic to prevent a secondary infection. ...Read more

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Does corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Does corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Usually: Because abrasions are typically painful, usually they are checked out. Also antibiotics should be utilized to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Who can answer questions about a corneal abrasion?

Who can answer questions about a corneal abrasion?

See an eye doctor: See an eye doctor right away. You may need topical antibiotic treatment to prevent a serious infection. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get corneal abrasion, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get corneal abrasion, or is it unusual?

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. ...Read more

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Can corneal abrasion cause astigmatism?

Can corneal abrasion cause astigmatism?

No: Unless they cause corneal scarring (can lead to irregular astigmatism), but typically they heal ok if the eye health is good and lids are in place. ...Read more

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Is it okay to swim with a corneal abrasion?

Is it okay to swim with a corneal abrasion?

No: I would not get any water in the eye until it is fully healed. ...Read more

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Corneal abrasion healing. What is the process like?

Corneal healing: An abrasion of the cornea is like a scratch on the skin, it involves the superficial layers of the cornea surface, the epithelium. Corneal abrasion heal quickly because of the moisture of the eye. These heal much better and faster if there is no infection, therefore treatment of an abrasion consists of antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Corneal abrasion: It is fairly common for the vision to worsen temporarily as a corneal abrasion heals. Make sure a doctor follows you to insure you are healing appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling from corneal abrasion?

Prevent infection: Best to follow the instruction of your eye care doctor with eye drops, many times this is all that is needed for the cornea to heal and return to normal. The cornea can heal with time, occasionally drops are needed. ...Read more

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What are some things to do to prevent corneal abrasion?

Prevention: Avoid rubbing eyes/ trauma, protective eye wear, avoid foreign bodies, lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

Corneal edema: You must see an Ophthalmologist. Corneal abrasions without infection tend to heal fast. If you are having blurred vision do not delay seeing your Ophthalmologist. He/she are MDs trained specially in Eye disease and surgery. ...Read more

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Just had a corneal abrasion, how long before I can wear makeup?

Just had a corneal abrasion, how long before I can wear makeup?

Depends: You want to make sure you're completely heled before doing so. Check back with an eye doctor/exam. ...Read more

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I think I have a corneal abrasion. Very scratchy and hurts to blink?

I think I have a corneal abrasion. Very scratchy and hurts to blink?

See ophthalmologist: A corneal abrasion is the loss of the overlying skin on the cornea, the window that lets light into the front of the eye. They are usually quite painful. Your ophthalmologist should see this, and may use eyedrops, a therapeutic contact lense and sometimes patching. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days unless there is a problem. Try not to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the differance between a corneal erosion and a corneal abrasion?

Different cause: Both of these cause defects on the corneal surface. Abrasions usually are caused by trauma of some sort, while erosions are usually metabolic and caused by infection, underlying disease, etc. Abrasions usually heal rapidly and spontaneously while erosions commonly require medication and the treatment of the underlying condition. ...Read more

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What's the difference between corneal abrasion vs ulcer?

What's the difference between corneal abrasion vs ulcer?

Surface vs infection: Usually a corneal abrasion is just a scrape on the surface layer of the cornea. These tend to heal and are self limited depending on size. A corneal ulcer is secondary to inflammation or infection and causes thinning and destruction of the corneal tissue. An ulcer is more serious and potentially vision threatening. ...Read more

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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more