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Doctor insights on: Eye Ointment For Scratched Eye

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How do I soothe a scratched eye?

Corneal abrasion: Depends on where it is scratched and how severe. But if it is a corneal abrasion the treatment is to use an antibiotic drop to prevent infection, and also use lubricating tear drops or ointments to ease the discomfort while it heals. Depending on the size of the abrasion, a patch or contact lens may help with the confort and healing process. Some doctors recomend NSAID drops to help with the comfort.

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How long does scratched eye heal?

How long does scratched eye heal?

Usually in 1-2 days.: Most scratches in the eye is to the cornea. It is very sensitive and thus painful. Fortunately, they tend to heal very fast. Most within a day and definitely by two days. As it heals, your pain will subside. During this period, it is important to use antibiotic drops to prevent infection of the eye. Band aid contact lens is to minimize the pain. It should be removed in a day or two.

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What do you do for a scratched eye?

What do you do for a scratched eye?

Depends: Depends on where the scratch is and what caused it! Best to have this checked out by an eyemd!

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What could I do for a scratched eye?

What could I do for a scratched eye?

See an eye doctor: You must see one to rule out a serious "scratch" such as a corneal abrasion which puts you at risk for an ocular infection.

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What should I do for a mildly scratched eye?

What should I do for a mildly scratched eye?

Moisurize: Use a eye drop or ointment that moisturizes the eye and it will heal itself.

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How long does it take for a scratched eye to heal?

How long does it take for a scratched eye to heal?

Rapidly: The most common event in a scratched eye is corneal abrasion - the loss of a portion of the corneal surface from trauma. These heal extremely rapidly usually within 1-2 days. Your ophthalmologist can assist with this, protecting your eye and providing means for the best comfort.

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How long does it take for scratched eye to heal up?

How long does it take for scratched eye to heal up?

Few days usually: It depends on the area of the abrasion and how deep it is. Usually the area will heal 50% every day so a small abrasion will heal fairly fast. Larger abrasions or complications such as infections, foreign body, dry eyes, filaments, etc will delay healing and may lead to more serious problems.

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What should I do about my scratched eye; scratched the white part?

What should I do about my scratched eye; scratched the white part?

See Eye MD now.: Any scratch on your eye can lead to an infection and mandates a visit to an eye md.

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Is there any way to fix scratched eye glass lenses?

Is there any way to fix scratched eye glass lenses?

Optical: Some scratches in plastic lenses can be buffed lightly to cover them up. Glass lenses fortunately don't have scratches as commonly but are not as treatable when they do. Go to your optical department and show them your spectacles and ask if they are able to help you.

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How do I sleep with a scratched eye?

How do I sleep with a scratched eye?

Corneal abrasion: If you meant corneal abrasion, you will feel less pain if your eyelids are closed and patched.

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I'm having scratched eye ball pain, what to do?

I'm having scratched eye ball pain, what to do?

See your eye doctor: See your ophthalmologist to make sure you are healing correctly and not developing a complication like infection. They may also prescribe a topical NSAID for pain management.

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Can you use neosporin on a cut or scratched eye?

Can you use neosporin on a cut or scratched eye?

Not advisible: Ingredients in neosporin can cause an allergic reaction in the eye. Also, the formulation is designed for the skin not the eye so it will burn. There are much more effective and generically available ointments, see your eye doctor. Besides which, before being evaluated, you cannot be sure the problem is even bacterial.

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Scratched eye! When could I wear my contacts again?

Scratched eye! When could I wear my contacts again?

See the eye doctor: Not until the eye is completely healed. Get cleared by your eye doctor.

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Is there an eye drop that can help with a scratched eye?

Is there an eye drop that can help with a scratched eye?

Yes: You can use lubricating ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) to soothe your eye. Keeping it closed helps as well.

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How do I heal my scratched eye ball; just a little scratch?

How do I heal my scratched eye ball; just a little scratch?

Time and lubrication: Usually for a small corneal abrasion, the eye will heal itself over hours to a few days. It will still feel irritated until the surface heals over but should be steadily improving. There is always a risk for infection or poor healing so a check up is recommended if it does not heal as expected. Using artificial tears for lubrication will help the cornea heal.

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Is a possible scratched eye, worth a trip to the emergency room?

Yes: A scratched eye can become infected without proper treatment. Also a foreign body should be ruled out. It is better to see an ophthalmologist at their office. If you can't, then go to the er.

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I have a scratched eye and pain from wearing contacts. What should I do?

I have a scratched eye and pain from wearing contacts. What should I do?

Take out the lenses: Stop wearing your contacts immediately and see an eye doctor.

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What is the best scratched eye treatment?

What is the best scratched eye treatment?

Depends: The best treatment is whichever treatment your eye doctor feels most comfortable with. Depending on when they trained is the treatment that one will receive. If they trained earlier, the treatment could be the placement of an antibiotic ointment, a drop to relax the iris and then a patch or contact lens would be placed. Nowadays, many are not patching the eye and just use topical lubricants.

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Could a scratched eye cause blindness?

Could a scratched eye cause blindness?

Unlikely: Most eyes with scratches have a defect produced in the corneal epithelium which is quite painful but heals well. The scratch would have to penetrate the eye or cause a progressive infection for the eye to proceed to blindness. And the person would have to ignore the symptoms of these and not get help.

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How do I sleep with a scratched eye ball?

How do I sleep with a scratched eye ball?

See Eye MD now.: If you get proper treatment you will be free of pain and of the risk of getting an infection.

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