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Can corneal abrasion cause astigmatism?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Unless they cause corneal scarring (can lead to irregular astigmatism), but typically they heal ok if the eye health is good and lids are in place.

In brief: No

Unless they cause corneal scarring (can lead to irregular astigmatism), but typically they heal ok if the eye health is good and lids are in place.
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually not

Corneal abrasions are superficial defects in the clear layer of cells on top of the cornea called the epithelium. These usually heal without problems - possibly recurrent erosion.
Deeper injuries such as lacerations and perforations can most definitely induce astigmatism - sometimes being difficult to correct with glasses.

In brief: Usually not

Corneal abrasions are superficial defects in the clear layer of cells on top of the cornea called the epithelium. These usually heal without problems - possibly recurrent erosion.
Deeper injuries such as lacerations and perforations can most definitely induce astigmatism - sometimes being difficult to correct with glasses.
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