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Is it recommended to wear an eye patch to protect my scratched cornea?

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Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Simple corneal abrasions do not need to be treated by patching the eye.
According to a new review of studies, patching can initially slow healing and does not reduce pain.

In brief: No

Simple corneal abrasions do not need to be treated by patching the eye.
According to a new review of studies, patching can initially slow healing and does not reduce pain.
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recommend lubricants

Like artificial tears and ointments for comfort and healing.
No need to patch. Your eye doctor will sometimes place a bandage clear contact lens for comfort if it is a severe abrasion and there is concern about healing.

In brief: Recommend lubricants

Like artificial tears and ointments for comfort and healing.
No need to patch. Your eye doctor will sometimes place a bandage clear contact lens for comfort if it is a severe abrasion and there is concern about healing.
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Common

A common means of treatment is to patch the cornea for 24 hours.
Most now however will put on the cornea a bandage lens which cuts the pain down and keeps the cornea open for the use of eyedrops.

In brief: Common

A common means of treatment is to patch the cornea for 24 hours.
Most now however will put on the cornea a bandage lens which cuts the pain down and keeps the cornea open for the use of eyedrops.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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