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How long does it take my cornea to grow back?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Fast

The cornea has the fastest growing skin in the body.
A simple scratch can grow back within a few hours, while the entire surface can be covered over within 3 days. The rest of the cornea under the skin cannot grow back, however.

In brief: Fast

The cornea has the fastest growing skin in the body.
A simple scratch can grow back within a few hours, while the entire surface can be covered over within 3 days. The rest of the cornea under the skin cannot grow back, however.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Not sure

I am not sure what the problem is by description.
The only structure of the cornea that "can grow back" is epithelium. After a simple scratch it may regenerate in 24 hours. If deeper structures are involved, the damage may be irreversible.

In brief: Not sure

I am not sure what the problem is by description.
The only structure of the cornea that "can grow back" is epithelium. After a simple scratch it may regenerate in 24 hours. If deeper structures are involved, the damage may be irreversible.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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