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How much time takes to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

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Dr. Evan Schoenberg
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In brief: A few days typically

After removal, a small corneal foreign body typically leaves behind a simple abrasion of the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea.
That part of the cornea heals quickly, and a small area of injury may heal in a matter of a day. Larger injuries will take longer, of course.

In brief: A few days typically

After removal, a small corneal foreign body typically leaves behind a simple abrasion of the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea.
That part of the cornea heals quickly, and a small area of injury may heal in a matter of a day. Larger injuries will take longer, of course.
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