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What are the signs of a scratched cornea?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Pain and tearing, with some light sensitivity.

In brief: Pain

Pain and tearing, with some light sensitivity.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, red eye, blur

Most corneal abrasions are caused by known injuries, like a fingernail, piece of paper, hairbrush etc striking the front of the eye while the eye is open.
There is almost always immediate pain, tearing, and often blurry vision. The eye will usually become red after a short time. The pain often feels like something is in the eye, described as a foreign body sensation. Immediate treatment is advised.

In brief: Pain, red eye, blur

Most corneal abrasions are caused by known injuries, like a fingernail, piece of paper, hairbrush etc striking the front of the eye while the eye is open.
There is almost always immediate pain, tearing, and often blurry vision. The eye will usually become red after a short time. The pain often feels like something is in the eye, described as a foreign body sensation. Immediate treatment is advised.
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pain, tearing

A corneal abrasion will result in significant pain and the feeling that there is something in the eye.
The eye will become red and tear. Depending on the location of the scratch, there may also be blurred vision.

In brief: Pain, tearing

A corneal abrasion will result in significant pain and the feeling that there is something in the eye.
The eye will become red and tear. Depending on the location of the scratch, there may also be blurred vision.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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