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How long will a scratch on eye take to heal?

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Dr. Craig Beyer
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: I agree

Yes, corneal abraisions are painful but heal quickly.
You should be taking a topical antibiotic such as zymaxid to prevent the abraision from developing into a corneal ulcer.. Patching the eyelid closed helps the discomfort.

In brief: I agree

Yes, corneal abraisions are painful but heal quickly.
You should be taking a topical antibiotic such as zymaxid to prevent the abraision from developing into a corneal ulcer.. Patching the eyelid closed helps the discomfort.
Dr. Craig Beyer
Dr. Craig Beyer
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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quickly

Generally speaking 24-48 hours for the epithelium to heal a corneal abrasion or "scratch".
Other factors can contribute to healing time but usually the eye heals quickly from a simple abrasion.

In brief: Quickly

Generally speaking 24-48 hours for the epithelium to heal a corneal abrasion or "scratch".
Other factors can contribute to healing time but usually the eye heals quickly from a simple abrasion.
Dr. John Odette
Dr. John Odette
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