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How long does scratched eye heal?

How long does scratched eye heal?

Usually in 1-2 days.: Most scratches in the eye is to the cornea. It is very sensitive and thus painful. Fortunately, they tend to heal very fast. Most within a day and definitely by two days. As it heals, your pain will subside. During this period, it is important to use antibiotic drops to prevent infection of the eye. Band aid contact lens is to minimize the pain. It should be removed in a day or two. ...Read more

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Is bandage contact is safe to wear even sleeping at night? Any tips to make the scratched eye heal faster?

Is bandage contact is safe to wear even sleeping at night? Any tips to make the scratched eye heal faster?

Yes: I assume bandage lens was prescribed and placed by your eye doctor. If you are monitored by him/her and lens changed as necessary, you should be ok. Remember to call him/her if any problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scratched eye to heal?

How long does it take for a scratched eye to heal?

Rapidly: The most common event in a scratched eye is corneal abrasion - the loss of a portion of the corneal surface from trauma. These heal extremely rapidly usually within 1-2 days. Your ophthalmologist can assist with this, protecting your eye and providing means for the best comfort. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scratched eye to heal up?

How long does it take for scratched eye to heal up?

Few days usually: It depends on the area of the abrasion and how deep it is. Usually the area will heal 50% every day so a small abrasion will heal fairly fast. Larger abrasions or complications such as infections, foreign body, dry eyes, filaments, etc will delay healing and may lead to more serious problems. ...Read more

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Will my cornea eye scratch heal by itself or do I need a doctor?

Will my cornea eye scratch heal by itself or do I need a doctor?

A doctor: First of all, how do you know you have a scratched cornea without a doctor diagnosing it? If your symptoms don't go away on their own in a day or two, you need to be seen. Scratches, if that is what you do indeed have, can progress into severe infections. ...Read more

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How long an eye scratched heal? My doctor puts a clear contact lense or what they called bandage and gave me an eye drop for anti-infective.

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How long an eye scratched heal? My doctor puts a clear contact lense or what they called bandage and gave me an eye drop for anti-infective.

Usually in 1-2 days.: Most scratches in the eye is to the cornea. It is very sensitive and thus painful. Fortunately, they tend to heal very fast. Most within a day and definitely by two days. As it heals, your pain will subside. During this period, it is important to use antibiotic drops to prevent infection of the eye. Band aid contact lens is to minimize the pain. It should be removed in a day or two. ...Read more

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How long will a scratch on eye take to heal?

How long will a scratch on eye take to heal?

I agree: Yes, corneal abraisions are painful but heal quickly. You should be taking a topical antibiotic such as zymaxid to prevent the abraision from developing into a corneal ulcer.. Patching the eyelid closed helps the discomfort. ...Read more

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What should I do if the scratch under my daughters eye won't heal?

What should I do if the scratch under my daughters eye won't heal?

See an eye MD: I don't have enough information. If it is on the eyeball, it could be a variety of things, and if it on the eyelid, it could be other things. To guess at a diagnosis is of little benefit to your daughter and my best suggestion is to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I believe I scratched my eye, how long does it take for it to heal in any tips to relieve pain?

 I believe I scratched my eye,  how long does it take for it to heal in any tips to relieve pain?

Scratched eye: A scratch/ abrasion usually heals w/in 24-72 hours. Check it out at doc/ urgent care as sometimes need antibiotics as infection can set in and worsen the pain/cause scar/ or may have lash/ foreign body in eye. They also may recommend preservative free eye drops like soothe or systane to keep the eye moist and if large may place a lens bandage on the eye to prevent further damage. f/u w/doc ...Read more