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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For A Scratched Eye

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a scratched eye turn into a pink eye?

Can a scratched eye turn into a pink eye?

YES: An eye abrasion can get infected. So it is best to get seen if an eye becomes red/painful after trauma (injury). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my scratched eye glasses?

What can I do to fix my scratched eye glasses?

Not much: Scratches in the visual axis can lower the vision. There are products which can lessen the effect of this sold in optical shops and pharmacies. But if the scratches are too deep and visually disturbing, you might just have to replace the lenses. ...Read more

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If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible to see the scratch?

If you scratch your eye (corneal abrasion) is it possible to see the scratch?

Not unless it is big: A scratch on the cornea is usually not visible unless it is very large. ...Read more

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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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Who should I see about my scratched eye? An eye dr, optician, or optometrist?

Who should I see about my scratched eye? An eye dr, optician, or optometrist?

MD or OD: Optometrists and ophthalmologists can provide you with medical eye care. Opticians cannot. ...Read more

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Is bandage contact is safe to wear even sleeping at night? Any tips to make the scratched eye heal faster?

Is bandage contact is safe to wear even sleeping at night? Any tips to make the scratched eye heal faster?

Yes: I assume bandage lens was prescribed and placed by your eye doctor. If you are monitored by him/her and lens changed as necessary, you should be ok. Remember to call him/her if any problems. ...Read more

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I went to a doctor they said I had a scratched eye gave prescription drop but I still feel like something in eye been a month is it serious?

I went to a doctor they said I had a scratched eye gave prescription drop but I still feel like something in eye been a month is it serious?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should go back to your eye doctor. ...Read more