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Can Corneal Abrasions Lead To Blindness
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
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
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
Depends : Depends on why they are blind. If it is due to the cornea then possibly. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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