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Can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Rarely: Very rarely do corneal abrasions lead to a permanent loss of vision - this is usually from a subsequent infection that is not treated quickly. Usually, abrasions heal with either no vision loss or very mild vision changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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In what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

In what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

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

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How can corneal abrasions lead to eventual blindness?

How can corneal abrasions lead to eventual blindness?

Infection/perf: One possibility is that the abrasion leads to an infection that then causes permanent damage to the eye. Another possibility is that the abrasion penetrated into the cornea and caused internal damage that could lead to vision loss. ...Read more

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How bad must a case of corneal abrasions be, when left untreated, for it to lead to blindness?

Not by itself: Corneal abrasion, even completly removing the outer lining will not lead to blindness even if untreated (although it will be painful for a while) Only if the abraded surface gets infected, or the abrasion is caused by an agent like lye or causes damage deeper than the surface, can vision be affected in the long run. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a scratched cornea to lead to blindness?

Is it possible for a scratched cornea to lead to blindness?

Well I am not: An eye doctor. Scratched corneas usually heal. They genberally do not lead to blindness. As for possible - anything is possible. ...Read more

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Corneal disease can make a person blind eventually?

Corneal disease can make a person blind eventually?

Probably not: There are a huge number of different corneal diseases ranging from mild to severe. None can cause complete blindness but some can lead to legal blindness, especially if untreated. Most can be treated either medically or surgically. See your eye doctor for consultation and accurate prognosis. ...Read more

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I have a corneal defect, and was tld by a specialist, that i need corneal transplant, but i don't wanna, would i become totally blind if i don't do it?

Probably not: Your vision and/or pain may get worse, but regardless of the condition, you are unlikely to become completely blind. The purpose of a corneal transplant is to improve vision or decrease pain. Seek a second opinion if that will help with your decision regarding a corneal transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more