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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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Corneal Abrasion (Scratch) (Definition)

A corneal abrasion 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


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Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Usually Overnight: Amber, If you had an uncomplicated corneal abeasion, not caused by contact lens wear, you should be feeling better by the next day. Do not rub the eye or you could re-abrade the cornea. If you are a contact lens wearer, have significant and/or increasing pain and/or light sensitivity, that is not normal and needs to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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What to do for a corneal abrasion?

What to do for a corneal abrasion?

Get help now: See an eye doctor. You will likely need antibiotic eye drops or ointments to prevent infection. You need to go asap. ...Read more

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What are the tests for corneal abrasion?

What are the tests for corneal abrasion?

Dye staining test: Best test to search for a corneal abrasion is a slit-lamp exam by an ophthalmologist, usually accompanied by staining of the tear film with a yellow-green dye called fluorescein, and shining a blue light (cobalt blue) on the eye to look for dye uptake. Treatment can range from just drops, to patching of the eye, to a special "bandage" contact lens, depending on the size of the abrasion symptoms. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a corneal abrasion?

What do I do if I have a corneal abrasion?

Seek treatment : Corneal abrasion is a very common but painful eye injury. Treatment should be immediate with antibiotics and non steroidals. ...Read more

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I have a corneal abrasion, what should I do?

I have a corneal abrasion, what should I do?

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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What are the symptoms of a corneal abrasion?

What are the symptoms of a corneal abrasion?

Pain: Corneal abrasions are usually quite painful, although smaller ones can cause more of a foreign body sensation. In addition, the eye will usually become inflamed and red in the white part, and tear copiously. Sensitivity to light and blurred vision are often present as well. A prompt exam by an ophthalmologist is important to assess the injury, and prevent secindary problems like infection. ...Read more

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I think I have a corneal abrasion. How can I be sure?

I think I have a corneal abrasion. How can I be sure?

Go to doctor: Go to your doctor, walk in clinic, urgent care or er, any of those places with the simple test would be able to tell you if you have corneal abrasion, you won't be able to figure out on your own. ...Read more

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What causes corneal abrasion and how can it be treated?

What causes corneal abrasion and how can it be treated?

Trauma: Corneal abrasion is a loss of the skin on the surface of the cornea. It is very painful and usually the cause is obvious - a scrape to the eye from paper, a fingernail, a plant branch and objects flying into the eye. It is treated by protecting the eye with antibiotics, pain relief and allowing the new skin to grow in which happens usually in less than a day. ...Read more

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Can you ge corneal abrasion due to contact lenses?

Can you ge corneal abrasion due to contact lenses?

Not common: Contact lens problems include overwear, infection, intolerance, eyedryness, and vascular ingrowth. Abrasion would not occur from these so the only likely means to get an abrasion with a contact is during the act of putting it in or taking it out. ...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


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Cornea (Definition)

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