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Can Corneal Abrasion Cause Astigmatism
Usually injury: The most common cause for corneal abrasion is trauma, usually something striking the front surface of the eye like a fingernail, hairbrush, or tree branch. Other causes include corneal dystrophies, severe dry eye, eye surgery, contact lens removal, and many others. Most can be treated with drops to help the pain and prevent infection, although bandage contact lenses or patching may be required. ...Read more
Technically, no.: But doing lasik on a patient with keratoconus could be disastrous. Additionally, ablating too much corneal tissue during the lasik procedure could result in a corneal ectasia. This type of thinning can lead to abnormal corneal curvature, distortion of vision and a condition resembling, in some ways, keratoconus. Best to discuss with your lasik doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
foreign body: Most commonly, a foreign body, like a speck of dirt, a metal shard, etc will get into your eye and cause a corneal abrasion. These can be painful and need to be treated, especially if over the pupil, so scarring is less likely to occur (which if occurs over the pupil could cause visual problems). ...Read more
Not really: Contact lenses are to correct the vision not to blind the person. If contact lens wearer develops a corneal ulcer then it may lead to problems. Corneal ulcer which is an infection could lead to scar, infection inside of the eye ball or corneal melt then it may effect the vision or blindness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Corneal abrasions are a loss of the surface skin of the cornea, usually just a small portion. Healing usually is rapid and complete. Rarely there can be scarring, and if it is central can affect focusing. If neglected, infection is possible which might lead to vision loss. Abrasions are extremely common, and vision changes afterwards are very rare. ...Read more
No : What happens as one approaches middle age is the focusing power of your eye declines. So that people, even nearsighted ones, can have difficulty focusing at objects up close. This is called presbyopia. It is often confused with developing farsightedness--but the 2 conditions are different. ...Read more
Possible, not likely: Any eye surgery can result in loss of vision if poorly done, complicated or if aftercare is not adequate. Lasik demands proper patient selection. Not everyone is a good candidate. The incidence of poor outcome in present day lasik is very, very low and the outcomes are generally excellent! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refractive Error: Yes, hyperopia and astigmatism are forms of refractive error that if not corrected with glasses or contact lenses can result in diminished or possibly even distorted vision. A detailed examination with an eye care provider is helpful in determining the extent of your refractive error and whether glasses, contacts, or other options will be helpful to you. ...Read more
Corneal Abrasion (Scratch) (Definition)
A condition that occurs when the surface of the clear part of the eye (the cornea) is scratched. It can be painful and may feel as if there is sand in the eye. ...Read more
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