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How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rare
Most abrasions are small, superficial, heal quickly without sequelae.
They are quite common, but eye damage usually doesn't occur. An infection can make things worse.

In brief: Rare
Most abrasions are small, superficial, heal quickly without sequelae.
They are quite common, but eye damage usually doesn't occur. An infection can make things worse.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rarely
Usually, injuries which are limited to the corneal surface (epithelium) heal quickly and completely.
Sometimes, recurrent corneal erosion (a reopening of the of the original injury site) can occur so be sure to use lots of artificial tears.

In brief: Rarely
Usually, injuries which are limited to the corneal surface (epithelium) heal quickly and completely.
Sometimes, recurrent corneal erosion (a reopening of the of the original injury site) can occur so be sure to use lots of artificial tears.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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