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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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What is a good treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

What is a good treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

See an eye doctor!: They will see how deep and long/big it is, and treat it based on size and pain level too. The cornea is very sensitive to pain. They may use a contact lens bandage or an eye patch depending on what's needed, along with specific eye drops needed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

What is the best treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

See ophthalmologist: Corneal scratches are quite painful. They can rarely get infected if the agent causing the scratch was contaminated. However tears are very anti-bacterial which helps. Treatment includes topical moisturizers, a therapeutic contact lens in some cases and anti-pain medication if needed. Uncomplicated scratches develop a new skin in 24 hours typically. If longer, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

Scratch on cornea: Patients should see a doctor for treatment of a corneal scratch. Even a small scratch can become infected and lead to vision loss. Antibiotic drops or ointments are generally called for. In some cases, patching or bandage contact lenses may be used to assist healing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurring corneal erosions?

What is the treatment for recurring corneal erosions?

Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for this important eye disorder. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a scratched cornea?

Antibiotics: A scratched cornea will generally heal nicely without a problem but antibiotic eye drops are recommended to prevent a secondary infection. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cornea inflammation?

What is the best treatment for cornea inflammation?

Topical steroids: Inflammation is typically treated with steroid eye drops such as durezol, (difluprednate) pred forte, or lotemax. Just as important is knowing the cause of the inflammation so that the underlying problem can be treated. Inflammation is a common response to some type of insult or disease. Steroids can have serious side effects and are usually used for a limited time. Treating the underlying cause is critical. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

Depends: Some corneal foreign bodies can be flushed out with eye wash. Others require surgical removal in either the office or hospital setting. After the foreign body is removed, pain control and protection from infection are needed. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for recurrent corneal erosion?

Lubrication: Lubrication (ointment) at bedtime is a medical therapy for recurrent corneal erosion. It works about half of the time. When this does not work, i curette the cornea which is curative in most cases. ...Read more