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Please help! what is the differance between a corneal erosion and a corneal abrasion?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Different cause

Both of these cause defects on the corneal surface.
Abrasions usually are caused by trauma of some sort, while erosions are usually metabolic and caused by infection, underlying disease, etc. Abrasions usually heal rapidly and spontaneously while erosions commonly require medication and the treatment of the underlying condition.

In brief: Different cause

Both of these cause defects on the corneal surface.
Abrasions usually are caused by trauma of some sort, while erosions are usually metabolic and caused by infection, underlying disease, etc. Abrasions usually heal rapidly and spontaneously while erosions commonly require medication and the treatment of the underlying condition.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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