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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?
Abrasion: You actually cannot 'grab' your cornea as it is too stable for a proper grip. Your finger pad could scrape across the surface and cause an abrasion if you are too sudden in your movements but the cornea is very sensitive and few do this even with clumsy lens manipulation. The usual problem is failure to grasp the lens and having to repeat the maneuver to remove the lens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abraion: Abrasion (a scrape off of the corneal epithelium) is quite painful but will heal quickly in most cases. A branch hit might need evaluation as portions of the material may have penetrated more deeply so consider seeing your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Too Broad: That can be anything from a simple removal of the epithelium (epitheliectomy) to more advanced superficial keratectomy, to more involved "anterior lamellar keratectomy" to a full corneal transplant "penetrating keratoplasty." many times people also call pterygium surgery a "scraping procedure." i have also heard people call cataract surgery a scarping procedure (which is not correct!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not color related: The color of a contact lens does not affect the cornea. However, the lens itself may have a defect, or something may be under the contact lens causing a scratch on the cornea. If a scratch occurs, the lens should not be worn and the eye should be checked if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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