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I suffered a corneal abrasion. What can I do to help my eye heal quickly?

I suffered a corneal abrasion. What can I do to help my eye heal quickly?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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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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How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

Rare: Most abrasions are small, superficial, heal quickly without sequelae. They are quite common, but eye damage usually doesn't occur. An infection can make things worse. ...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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Five days after a corneal abrasion, my eye feels better. When will my sight return?

Variable: Depends on size, depth, location, healing rate, tear film. Usually an epithelial abrasion does not result in a scar. So once healed, vision returns. ...Read more

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Is getting a very irritated eye after biking in the wind the same thing as a corneal abrasion?

Is getting a very irritated eye after biking in the wind the same thing as a corneal abrasion?

No: A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. After biking your eyes are likely dry from all the wind and that is causing the irritation. Artificial tears may help. ...Read more

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Had corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Eyesight fine, just have some extra fluid/goop making vision blurry at wake-up. 3-4 blinks, eye is fine. What is this?

Had corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Eyesight fine, just have some extra fluid/goop making vision blurry at wake-up. 3-4 blinks, eye is fine. What is this?

Don't think: The injury has anything to do with this and it doesn't sound very serious if you can blink a few times and are ok. Sounds kind of normal or at most possibly overactive oil glands in the lids. If still concerning have an eye exam. ...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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Cornea (Definition)

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