10 doctors weighed in:

How long does it take for a scratched cornea to completely heal?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Usually 24 hours

Sometimes longer for a large abrasion.
Recurrent erosion is also possible, when the healed cornea erodes and leads to a fresh abrasion.

In brief: Usually 24 hours

Sometimes longer for a large abrasion.
Recurrent erosion is also possible, when the healed cornea erodes and leads to a fresh abrasion.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 12-24 hours

A simple corneal abrasion will heal in 12-24 hours.
If you are still having pain after this, you may need to see your health care professional. Don't risk it!

In brief: 12-24 hours

A simple corneal abrasion will heal in 12-24 hours.
If you are still having pain after this, you may need to see your health care professional. Don't risk it!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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