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How do I heal my scratched eye ball; just a little scratch?
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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Time and lubrication
Usually for a small corneal abrasion, the eye will heal itself over hours to a few days.
It will still feel irritated until the surface heals over but should be steadily improving. There is always a risk for infection or poor healing so a check up is recommended if it does not heal as expected. Using artificial tears for lubrication will help the cornea heal.

In brief: Time and lubrication
Usually for a small corneal abrasion, the eye will heal itself over hours to a few days.
It will still feel irritated until the surface heals over but should be steadily improving. There is always a risk for infection or poor healing so a check up is recommended if it does not heal as expected. Using artificial tears for lubrication will help the cornea heal.
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