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How long does it take my cornea to grow back?

How long does it take my cornea to grow back?

Fast: The cornea has the fastest growing skin in the body. A simple scratch can grow back within a few hours, while the entire surface can be covered over within 3 days. The rest of the cornea under the skin cannot grow back, however. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cornea grow back?

No: Maybe you are referring to the superficial layer of the cornea? The cornea epithelium does regenerate rapidly if abraded or injured. The entire corneal structure does not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your cornea to heal?

About 1-4 days: It depends on the size of the scratch. Uncomplicated small scratches or abrasions can heal in 24 hours. The entire corneal surface can heal in 3-4 days. If there is infection, chemical burn, or other significant disease, though, all bets are off. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scratched cornea to heal?

How long does it take for scratched cornea to heal?

Typically, 24 hours: The cornea turns over new cells every 24 hours, so typically a scratch will heal withing 24-48 hours, depending on how deep the scratch may be. You also need to be concerned that there is still not a foreign body present in the eye or the eye becomes infected. If your vision is affected, the pain increases, symptoms not improving, the eye is getting more red or is matted in the am, see your doc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scratched cornea to completely heal?

Usually 24 hours: Sometimes longer for a large abrasion. Recurrent erosion is also possible, when the healed cornea erodes and leads to a fresh abrasion. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the scratching to go away in cornea ulcer?

Variable: Usually after the ulcer has completely resurfaced ; all meds have been stopped. Refresh optive tears are helpful during this stage. ...Read more

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My husband just had surgery to remove infection behind his cornea. How long does it take to heal?

My husband just had surgery to remove infection behind his cornea.  How long does it take to heal?

Varies.: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but 1) an area that has neither great blood flow, nor air circulation, nor great skin surfaces. it is a closed space without many resources for healing. 2) can produce scarring that hurts vision. Takes a long time and needs watching carefully. (weeks to up to more than 3 months.) ...Read more

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How long does it take an inflamed cornea to heal due to very severe dry eye, ?

No answer: Unfortunately there is no good answer to your question. Every patient is different and every patient has different severities of corneal dryness. People heal at different rates due to their eyedrops, genetics, and other medical problems and environmental conditions. Due to the fact there are so many variables, there is no answer to your question . I'm sorry. ...Read more

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I need help, just had a cornea injury. How long will this take to heal?

I need help, just had a cornea injury. How long will this take to heal?

Abrasion: Depends. But if simple abrasion it could heal on 24-48 hours. You need to see eye doctor. ...Read more