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What do you do if you accidentally scratch your eye?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pain relief

Corneal abrasions can be very painful, depending on the severity of the scratch.
Infections are also a concern. Try to keep the eyelid closed as much as possible and use otc pain meds. If there is no improvement within 24hrs. Or if there is a goopy discharge, see your physician or ophthalmologist for definitive care.

In brief: Pain relief

Corneal abrasions can be very painful, depending on the severity of the scratch.
Infections are also a concern. Try to keep the eyelid closed as much as possible and use otc pain meds. If there is no improvement within 24hrs. Or if there is a goopy discharge, see your physician or ophthalmologist for definitive care.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Corneal abrasion

Can use refresh pm, systane ointment, or genteal gel applied to inside of lower lid can help healing 4x day or more until seen by ophthalmologist.

In brief: Corneal abrasion

Can use refresh pm, systane ointment, or genteal gel applied to inside of lower lid can help healing 4x day or more until seen by ophthalmologist.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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