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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Sometimes wake up w/ blurred vision in eye; feels scratchy sometimes; gets better in 1 min. Should I visit eye doc again?

Corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Sometimes wake up w/ blurred vision in eye; feels scratchy sometimes; gets better in 1 min. Should I visit eye doc again?

Yes and Soon: Corneal abrasions are common eye injuries that frequently result from eye trauma, foreign bodies, and improper contact lens use. Patients typically present with severe eye pain and a foreign body sensation.
Most abrasions heal fully within 24 hours, or what is called "spontaneous corneal abrasions are also known as recurrent erosions (no immediate antecedent injury or foreign body). ...Read more

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Corneal abrasion 2 days ago. Used diclofenac drops and now eye is much better although still slight blurry vision. Will this go away by itself in a few Days?

Corneal abrasion 2 days ago. Used diclofenac drops and now eye is much better although still slight blurry vision. Will this go away by itself in a few Days?

Corneal abrasion.: These usually heal up just fine, but you should be re-evaluated by an Ophthalmologist in follow-up anyway. Maybe within the next few days. ...Read more

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Why is my vision blurred after corneal abrasion, no pain after 3 days?

Why is my vision blurred after corneal abrasion, no pain after 3 days?

Central abrasion: Corneal abrasions almost always heal rapidly and the absense of pain suggests that has happened with your eye. However, if the abrasion was centrally located or there is foreign material in the central cornea, then the vision might remain blurred for a time. Check with your ophthalmologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible you damaged your vision?

If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible you damaged your vision?

Not likely: A corneal scratch (abrasion) is a loss of the thin skin covering the cornea. Usually this does not involve the deeper layers and as long as the eye is not penetrated or infected, visual loss is very uncommon. You should see an ophthalmolgist for a corneal scratch both for symptomatic relief and for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Corneal abrasion: It is fairly common for the vision to worsen temporarily as a corneal abrasion heals. Make sure a doctor follows you to insure you are healing appropriately. ...Read more

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I got a corneal abrasion. Today the pain is less and I'm less sensitive to light, but my vision is significantly more blurry. Is this healthy?

I got a corneal abrasion. Today the pain is less and I'm less sensitive to light, but my vision is significantly more blurry. Is this healthy?

Corneal abrasion: The vision can become more blurry as a corneal abrasion heals. You should make sure a doctor follows you while you heal. ...Read more

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Had corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Eyesight fine, just have some extra fluid/goop making vision blurry at wake-up. 3-4 blinks, eye is fine. What is this?

Had corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Eyesight fine, just have some extra fluid/goop making vision blurry at wake-up. 3-4 blinks, eye is fine. What is this?

Don't think: The injury has anything to do with this and it doesn't sound very serious if you can blink a few times and are ok. Sounds kind of normal or at most possibly overactive oil glands in the lids. If still concerning have an eye exam. ...Read more

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What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

Corneal edema: You must see an Ophthalmologist. Corneal abrasions without infection tend to heal fast. If you are having blurred vision do not delay seeing your Ophthalmologist. He/she are MDs trained specially in Eye disease and surgery. ...Read more

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Severe corneal abrasion 5 days back. Now put under bandage contact lens after corneal scrapping. Vision still very blurry. When will my vision be clear?

Severe corneal abrasion 5 days back. Now put under bandage contact lens after corneal scrapping. Vision still very blurry. When will my vision be clear?

Depends on size: And depth of abrasion. If it is not improving, you could have an infection. Best to reconsult with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got a corneal abrasion. Now the pain and sensitivty is lessened, but my vision is significantly more blurry. Is this normal?

Common: Especially if the abrasion is located in the center, there is edema and distortion until the healing is finished. If distortion persists, see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a hard blunt trauma to my left eye. Examined and had a corneal abrasion. Now having extreme headaches w/ light sensitivity, related? Vision fine

I had a hard blunt trauma to my left eye. Examined and had a corneal abrasion. Now having extreme headaches w/ light sensitivity, related? Vision fine

Get checked: If they did not check the pressure of your eye (Glaucoma) this may be the cause of the pain apart from the scratch. An Emergency Room visit is recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do people treat corneal abrasion?

How do people treat corneal abrasion?

Pain relief, etc.: A corneal abrasion, a loss of the superficial skin over the clear window at the front of the eye, is usually quite painful. After confirming that is the diagnosis, and there are no other problems, you might be treated with topical antibiotics, pain relieving medication and some will apply a therapeutic contact lens or even patch the eye to relieve it. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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What can I do about a corneal abrasion?

What can I do about a corneal abrasion?

See an eye doctor: You likely need antibiotic eye medication to prevent a serious infection. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Can a minor corneal abrasion heal by itself?

Yes: The corneal epithelium heals (reepithelializes) rather quickly. Minor abrasions will often heal in 24-48 hours. Antibiotics are often prescribed to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How do you treat someone with a corneal abrasion?

How do you treat someone with a corneal abrasion?

Depends on abrasion: It all depends how big and how deep the abrasion is.
If we are talking about superficial, small corneal abrasion, the best treatment is lots of lubrication with artificial tears.
If we are dealing with a large, and deep abrasion, patient might need a bandage contact lens until full re-epithelization of the corneal cells, and also antibiotic drops to prevent an infection. ...Read more

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Could corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Could corneal abrasion require medical attention?

Yes: Minor scuff areas may heal naturally if bathed in normal tear film. When the come to a doc's attention, they are usually painful and deeper and deserve monitoring for proper healing. I often use an antibiotic eye drop to keep invasive bacteria away from the wound. Patching was often used in the past but is of little value. I send the worst cases to an eye doc for close monitoring (deep scratches). ...Read more

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What are the best way to deal with corneal abrasion?

See a doctor: If you have a corneal abrasion, you need to see a physician so that it heals correctly ...Read more

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Recurrent corneal abrasion syndrome: who might have this?

Recurrent corneal abrasion syndrome: who might have this?

See below: People with certain corneal dystrophies of the corneal epithelium, or people with chronic dry eye, or people with poorly controlled diabetes. ...Read more

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Can corneal abrasion cause astigmatism?

Can corneal abrasion cause astigmatism?

No: Unless they cause corneal scarring (can lead to irregular astigmatism), but typically they heal ok if the eye health is good and lids are in place. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts after a corneal abrasion?

Can I wear contacts after a corneal abrasion?

After healing: After it heals completely - you can put back in a new pair. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling from corneal abrasion?

How can I reduce the swelling from corneal abrasion?

Prevent infection: Best to follow the instruction of your eye care doctor with eye drops, many times this is all that is needed for the cornea to heal and return to normal. The cornea can heal with time, occasionally drops are needed. ...Read more

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What are some things to do to prevent corneal abrasion?

Prevention: Avoid rubbing eyes/ trauma, protective eye wear, avoid foreign bodies, lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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I think I have a corneal abrasion. Very scratchy and hurts to blink?

I think I have a corneal abrasion. Very scratchy and hurts to blink?

See ophthalmologist: A corneal abrasion is the loss of the overlying skin on the cornea, the window that lets light into the front of the eye. They are usually quite painful. Your ophthalmologist should see this, and may use eyedrops, a therapeutic contact lense and sometimes patching. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days unless there is a problem. Try not to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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How can I tell if it's a corneal abrasion or conjunctivitis?

How can I tell if it's a corneal abrasion or conjunctivitis?

Pain: The cornea has more nerve endings than any part of the body, even your fingertiip. Corneal abrasions are painful, may have reflex tearing and light sensitivity if located in the central cornea, vision can be affected. Abrasions can become infected, resulting in scarring and vision loss. Conjunctivitis is associated with a red eye and there can be some discharge. It is usuallly self-limiting. ...Read more

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Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

No: Best not to, increased chance for infection, may worsen abrasion during self placement and removal. Though sometimes a bandage contact lens is placed to help with the pain for a large abrasion. ...Read more

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Corneal Abrasion (Scratch) (Definition)

Occurs when there is a painful scratch to the surface of the clear part of the eye, which is called the cornea. It can be painful and may feel as if there is sand in the eye. One should seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more


Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane. It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more