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I think I have a corneal abrasion. Very scratchy and hurts to blink?

I think I have a corneal abrasion. Very scratchy and hurts to blink?

See ophthalmologist: A corneal abrasion is the loss of the overlying skin on the cornea, the window that lets light into the front of the eye. They are usually quite painful. Your ophthalmologist should see this, and may use eyedrops, a therapeutic contact lense and sometimes patching. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days unless there is a problem. Try not to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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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Corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Sometimes wake up w/ blurred vision in eye; feels scratchy sometimes; gets better in 1 min. Should i visit eye doc again?

Corneal abrasion 18mos ago. Sometimes wake up w/ blurred vision in eye; feels scratchy sometimes; gets better in 1 min. Should i visit eye doc again?

Yes and Soon: Corneal abrasions are common eye injuries that frequently result from eye trauma, foreign bodies, and improper contact lens use. Patients typically present with severe eye pain and a foreign body sensation. Most abrasions heal fully within 24 hours, or what is called "spontaneous corneal abrasions are also known as recurrent erosions(no immediate antecedent injury or foreign body). ...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

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I think I have a corneal abrasion. How can I be sure?

I think I have a corneal abrasion. How can I be sure?

Go to doctor: Go to your doctor, walk in clinic, urgent care or er, any of those places with the simple test would be able to tell you if you have corneal abrasion, you won't be able to figure out on your own. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a corneal abrasion?

How do I know if I have a corneal abrasion?

Pain: Corneal abrasion, a loss of the cellular skin covering the cornea at some point, is intensely painful causing striking redness, and light sensitivity. Most who have one don't question the diagnosis but cry out for help. See your ophthalmolgist right away if you suspect this condition. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a corneal abrasion?

How can I tell if I have a corneal abrasion?

Pain: Corneal abrasion, a loss of the cellular skin covering the cornea at some point, is intensely painful causing striking redness, and light sensitivity. Most who have one don't question the diagnosis but cry out for help. See your ophthalmolgist right away if you suspect this condition. ...Read more

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I may have a corneal abrasion. How can I tell?

I may have a corneal abrasion. How can I tell?

Hurts: This is a loss of the protective skin covering the cornea. The cornea is well endowed with pain fibers and an abrasion will hurt significantly. If the history suggests an abrasion (i just scraped my eye; the edge of a paper hit my eye; a tree branch swung into my eye, etc.), and the eye hurts an abrasion is likely. See an er doctor or an ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a corneal abrasion?

Corneal abrasions: are usually exquisitely painful, and produce a red, watery, sensitive eye. A Woods lamp examination can be performed to help determine if an abrasion is present. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a corneal abrasion?

What do I do if I have a corneal abrasion?

Seek treatment : Corneal abrasion is a very common but painful eye injury. Treatment should be immediate with antibiotics and non steroidals. ...Read more

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I have a corneal abrasion, what should I do?

I have a corneal abrasion, what should I do?

See ophthalmologist: A corneal abrasion is the loss of the overlying skin on the cornea, the window that lets light into the front of the eye. They are usually quite painful. Your ophthalmologist should see this, and may use eyedrops, a therapeutic contact lense and sometimes patching. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days unless there is a problem. Try not to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Cornea (Definition)

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