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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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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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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 best treatment for a corneal ulcer?

What is the best treatment for a corneal ulcer?

Serious Problem: The only treatment for corneal ulcer is copious use of antibiotic known to be effective against the particular type of bacteria causing the infection. This is a real concern. See your eye doctor at once. ...Read more

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Best treatment for corneal edema/fuch's dystrophy?

Best treatment for corneal edema/fuch's dystrophy?

Fuchs: It depends on a multitude of factors such as your best corrected vision, your corneal thickness, your endothelial cell count (health of the inner layer of cells). Anyone with Fuchs should be evaluated by an eye care provider and optimally by a corneal specialist who can review the condition and go over treatments and options and measure the disease course. ...Read more

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What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more

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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 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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