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I'm having a corneal scraping on tuesday. They will be placing a chemotherapy agent on my cornea. Just wondering what the recovery time is on this?

I'm having a corneal scraping on tuesday. They will be placing a chemotherapy agent on my cornea. Just wondering what the recovery time is on this?

1-2 weeks: It depends on the health of the conjunctiva around the edge of the cornea. Healing rates vary from person to person and decrease with age. Usually 1-2 weeks but longer in patients with conjunctival scarring, diabetics, severe dry eye disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cornea (Definition)

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How uncomfortable is it after corneal scraping and for how long?

How uncomfortable is it after corneal scraping and for how long?

Explanation: It is can be painful or sensitive for a week. Occasionally 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is a cornea?

The cornea is: The transparent layer forming the front of the eye. ...Read more

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Is the cornea at the back?

Front: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which lets light in and provides a major portion of the focusing power. It also is the dome upon which contact lenses rest. ...Read more

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The edge of my corneas hurt?

See eye doctor.: Stay out of contacts if you use them until you see and eye doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if i move my cornea?

What happens if i move my cornea?

Cornes: Nothing. The cornea is firmly attached 360 degrees and takes a lot of punishment everyday. ...Read more

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I scratched my cornea. What do I do?

Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I scratched my cornea?

Scratched cornea: Go see your pcp and possibly the eye doctor as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible that cornea melted regenerate ?

Corneal melt: Depending on cause, 99.99% of corneal melts will not repair itself without surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What could make a person need a cornea donation?

Corneal damage: A corneal transplant is done when the persons cornea is scarred, damaged or misshapen so that it will not provide proper focus and light entry to the eye. This uses a donor cornea from a deceased individual that can substitute for the removed damage cornea - termed corneal transplantation or penetrating keratoplasty. ...Read more