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What to do if I am pretty sure I have a corneal abrasion how long does it last?

What to do if I am pretty sure I have a corneal abrasion how long does it last?

Eye drops: You should follow up with your primary care physician, most physicians would prescribe an antibiotic eye drop to treat the abrasion to prevent possibly infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg every 4 hours or 1000mg every 8 hours can help the pain / discomfort. Use eye protection, like sunglasses when outside, so that the light doesn't irritate the eye further. ...Read more

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Corneal Abrasion (Scratch) (Definition)

A corneal abrasion is a painful scratch to the surface of the clear part of the eye, which is called the cornea. It can be painful and may feel as if there is sand in the eye. One should seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more


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I'm pretty sure I have a corneal abrasion and was wondering how long does it last?

I'm pretty sure I have a corneal abrasion and was wondering how long does it last?

It Depends: An uncomplicated corneal abrasion will usually heal within 24 hours. However, if you are a contact lens wearer and you think your wearing caused the abrasion, I would have it checked out right away. Also, do not rub the eye or you are likely to reabrade the cornea, causing more pain. If this is recurrent, get it checked out by an ophthalmologist. If a contact lens wearer, GET IT CHECKED OUT. ...Read more

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Corneal abrasion, how long until it goes away?

Corneal abrasion, how long until it goes away?

Depends : Depends on the size and the cause. Most traumatic abrasions heal in a day or two. If caused nt something toxic, infectious or neurotrophic, could take longer. At the very least, you should use a topical antibiotic to prevent a secondary infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take a corneal abrasion to heal?

How long does it take a corneal abrasion to heal?

Corneal abrasion: Depends on the size. The larger the abrasion, the longer it takes the corneal epithelial cells to grow across the abrasion surface and heal. For a small linear abrasion the healing can take place within 24 hours. For a very large abrasion ( several millimeters in diameter) it takes several days. ...Read more

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How long till wear contacts again after corneal abrasion?

Need to see your doc: Changes in the cornea can occur after an abrasion. Only your eye doctor can examine this under the microscope (slit lamp) to determine whether your eye is fully healed, and can advise you on continuing contact lens wear. ...Read more

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How long after a corneal abrasion can I start to wear contacts again?

How long after a corneal abrasion can I start to wear contacts again?

Healed: Best to let it heal first (time dependent on how large and if the eye sensation, tear film, and lid positions are intact). Also make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Just had a corneal abrasion, how long before i can wear makeup?

Just had a corneal abrasion, how long before i can wear makeup?

Depends: You want to make sure you're completely heled before doing so. Check back with an eye doctor/exam. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Whats a corneal abrasion?

Whats a corneal abrasion?

A scratched cornea: The cornea is the clear dome shaped tissue that is in the front of the eye. When you scratch the cornea, you have damaged the surface layer or epithelial cells. It will cause tearing, redness, light sensitivity and blurry vision until it heal. Healing times vary but in general range from 1-4 days. ...Read more

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Corneal abrasion recovery time?

Corneal abrasion recovery time?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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