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What is done for a scratched cornea?

What is done for a scratched cornea?

Lubrication: Treatment is based on the depth and size of the damaged area. Sometimes, only lubricating drops are given. Antibiotics may be considered to prevent infection. Occasionally a bandage contact lens is used. The cornea can usually heal itself very rapidly. ...Read more

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What is done for a scratched cornea?

Corneal abrasion: Treatment for a corneal abrasion includes antibiotic prophylaxis topically and lubricating drops/ ointment. If large, patching or a bandage contact lens can be considered. ...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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Any home remedy for a scratched cornea?

Any home remedy for a scratched cornea?

Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor. ...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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Do I need to see a doctor for a scratched cornea?

Advisable: Your ophthalmologist can determine if indeed it is a scratch or if there is a foreign object involved or if it is infected. If you are absolutely condifent it is only a scratch and you can stand the discomfort, then you can wait a day or two but if the symptoms last more than 36-48 hours, then get an examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a scratched cornea to lead to blindness?

Well I am not: An eye doctor. Scratched corneas usually heal. They genberally do not lead to blindness. As for possible - anything is possible. ...Read more