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Does corneal abrasion require medical attention?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Because abrasions are typically painful, usually they are checked out.
Also antibiotics should be utilized to prevent infection.

In brief: Usually

Because abrasions are typically painful, usually they are checked out.
Also antibiotics should be utilized to prevent infection.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Sometimes

For large and very painful abrasions the loose corneal epithelium may need to be removed, a bandage contact lens applied with topical antibiotics.
Sometimes, we even need to dilate the eye to reduce irritation and light sensitivity. If a corneal abrasion becomes intolerable or your vision changes, see your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Sometimes

For large and very painful abrasions the loose corneal epithelium may need to be removed, a bandage contact lens applied with topical antibiotics.
Sometimes, we even need to dilate the eye to reduce irritation and light sensitivity. If a corneal abrasion becomes intolerable or your vision changes, see your ophthalmologist.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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