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How Can I Tell If I Have A Corneal Abrasion Or Some Eye Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
PAIN!: Ron, A corneal abrasion is VERY painful. An eye infection, from either bacterial or viral conjunctivitis is not. If you are having severe pain, light sensitivity (photophobia) or an extremely purulent discharge (pus) I would suggest you getting it checked out by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible, or go to the ER at your local hospital. ...Read more
My eyes are red and sensitive to light and gets really teary. How can I tell if it's a corneal abrasion or an eye infection and how do I fix it?
See an opthamologist: See an eye doctor. A corneal abrasion usually causes reflex closing of the eye and it hurts so badly when the eye is open. Eye infections usually have swelling andor eye discharge. There are some other conditions too that may present like an infection but are not so see the eye doctor. ...Read more
No improvement in vision aftr 15 days of corneal abrasion.Under BCL for 14 days.doc says healing is not complete.there is no infection.why vision blur?
I have a corneal abrasion and my eye is really really red. I'm using erythromycin ophthalmic oint. How long should it take for the redness to go away?
A few days: It usually starts feeling and looking better in 2-3 days. Be sure to follow up with your doc if not looking better by then or earlier if the symptoms worsen or the vision becomes effected. Eyes are precious and you need to be extra cautious with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your eyeMD: Corneal abrasions can be very painful. Patching is not recommended and a topical antibiotic should be prescribed. In some cases, placement of a bandage contact lens can promote healing and reduce discomfort. Abrasions can lead to infection and non-healing abrasions can result in scarring or corneal thinning. It is best to be evaluated, particularly if there is decreased vision or prolonged healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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