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Do I need to see a doctor for a scratched cornea?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Advisable

Your ophthalmologist can determine if indeed it is a scratch or if there is a foreign object involved or if it is infected.
If you are absolutely condifent it is only a scratch and you can stand the discomfort, then you can wait a day or two but if the symptoms last more than 36-48 hours, then get an examination.

In brief: Advisable

Your ophthalmologist can determine if indeed it is a scratch or if there is a foreign object involved or if it is infected.
If you are absolutely condifent it is only a scratch and you can stand the discomfort, then you can wait a day or two but if the symptoms last more than 36-48 hours, then get an examination.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See an eye doctor

You would likely want to see an eye doctor really to examine you and make sure that the condition is only a very minor scratch- not significant and is not going to impact on your vision in the future.

In brief: See an eye doctor

You would likely want to see an eye doctor really to examine you and make sure that the condition is only a very minor scratch- not significant and is not going to impact on your vision in the future.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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