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What can happen if you scratch your cornea?

What can happen if you scratch your cornea?

Pain, vision loss: The cornea is quite painful when scratched and gets very light sensitive. Most will self correct in a relatively short time but you should seek ophthalmological attention to avoid extension, infection and recurrence. ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...Read more


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How can I tell if I have scratched my cornea?

How can I tell if I have scratched my cornea?

SCRATCHED CORNEA: An ophthalmologist (an md who takes care of eye problems) will know. Do see one soon. Best luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your cornea is scratched?

See an eye doc: Only an exam will be able to diagnose a corneal abrasion or other more serious issues. Symptoms are generally pain and feeling of something in your eye. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you scratched your cornea?

How can you tell if you scratched your cornea?

Very painful!: The cornea has a very high concentration of nerve endings so even a small scratch will be very painful. The eye will be irritated, watery, red and light sensitive. It will feel better when the eye is closed. However, the pain fibers may be damaged in some people who have diabetes or herpes infections making the cornea relatively insensitive - initial symptoms may be minimal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a scratch on my cornea?

Yes - you can: Corneas can be scratched from trauma, such as with an finger nail or any foreign object. If you suspect a scratched cornea, you should be seen by an eye care professional and examined. Treatments can include topical antibiotics and even a bandage contact lens. But you should see your eye doctor to determine if you have a scratched cornea (corneal abrasion). ...Read more

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Please help1 i scratched my cornea, what should I do now?

Please help1 i scratched my cornea, what should I do now?

Go to doctor: If you an injury to the eye, you should seek medical attention. The best choice is to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What happens to an individual's vision if the cornea is scratched?

Blur: As the cornea is healing from the scratch it generally gets a little swollen so the vision gets cloudy. If the scratch is directly in front of the pupil, the vision will be quite blurry until the skin covering the cornea is healed. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a scratched cornea?

Pain and water: Pain, watering, foreign body sensation are classic symptoms. However these are symptoms for other conditions as well. An exam of the eye is needed for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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