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How quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 48 to 72 hrs

Depending on the size, depth and cause of the foreign body injury will determine how long it takes to heal.
Some foreign bodies can be removed with a simple cotton tip, others may require a "burr" or small drill to remove the foreign body. I will usually put my patients on antibiotic drops for 3-5 days after removing the foreign body to prevent an infection.

In brief: 48 to 72 hrs

Depending on the size, depth and cause of the foreign body injury will determine how long it takes to heal.
Some foreign bodies can be removed with a simple cotton tip, others may require a "burr" or small drill to remove the foreign body. I will usually put my patients on antibiotic drops for 3-5 days after removing the foreign body to prevent an infection.
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