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Why is my vision blurred after corneal abrasion, no pain after 3 days?

Why is my vision blurred after corneal abrasion, no pain after 3 days?

Central abrasion: Corneal abrasions almost always heal rapidly and the absense of pain suggests that has happened with your eye. However, if the abrasion was centrally located or there is foreign material in the central cornea, then the vision might remain blurred for a time. Check with your ophthalmologist for a diagnosis.

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Sometimes wake up w/ blurred vision in eye; feels scratchy sometimes; gets better in 1 min. Should I visit eye doc again?

Corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Sometimes wake up w/ blurred vision in eye; feels scratchy sometimes; gets better in 1 min. Should I visit eye doc again?

Yes and Soon: Corneal abrasions are common eye injuries that frequently result from eye trauma, foreign bodies, and improper contact lens use. Patients typically present with severe eye pain and a foreign body sensation. Most abrasions heal fully within 24 hours, or what is called "spontaneous corneal abrasions are also known as recurrent erosions (no immediate antecedent injury or foreign body).

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Corneal abrasion 2 days ago. Used diclofenac drops and now eye is much better although still slight blurry vision. Will this go away by itself in a few Days?

Corneal abrasion 2 days ago. Used diclofenac drops and now eye is much better although still slight blurry vision. Will this go away by itself in a few Days?

Corneal abrasion.: These usually heal up just fine, but you should be re-evaluated by an Ophthalmologist in follow-up anyway. Maybe within the next few days.

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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.

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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.

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Had corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Eyesight fine, just have some extra fluid/goop making vision blurry at wake-up. 3-4 blinks, eye is fine. What is this?

Had corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Eyesight fine, just have some extra fluid/goop making vision blurry at wake-up. 3-4 blinks, eye is fine. What is this?

Don't think: The injury has anything to do with this and it doesn't sound very serious if you can blink a few times and are ok. Sounds kind of normal or at most possibly overactive oil glands in the lids. If still concerning have an eye exam.

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Yesterday I got a corneal abrasion. Now the pain and sensitivty is lessened, but my vision is significantly more blurry. Is this normal?

Common: Especially if the abrasion is located in the center, there is edema and distortion until the healing is finished. If distortion persists, see an ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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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.

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I had a hard blunt trauma to my left eye. Examined and had a corneal abrasion. Now having extreme headaches w/ light sensitivity, related? Vision fine

I had a hard blunt trauma to my left eye. Examined and had a corneal abrasion. Now having extreme headaches w/ light sensitivity, related? Vision fine

Get checked: If they did not check the pressure of your eye (Glaucoma) this may be the cause of the pain apart from the scratch. An Emergency Room visit is recommended. Good luck.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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