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Do people with corneal abrasions have a lot of pain?
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
They are exquisitely painful.

In brief: Yes
They are exquisitely painful.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The cornea has a very high concentration of pain sensing fibers, tucked just below the single layer of skin.
An abrasion will expose a large number of pain fibers and cause significant discomfort. Luckily, the cornea is also the fastest healing body part. A large abrasion can completely heal within a matter of a few days, rather than a few weeks for other body parts.

In brief: Yes
The cornea has a very high concentration of pain sensing fibers, tucked just below the single layer of skin.
An abrasion will expose a large number of pain fibers and cause significant discomfort. Luckily, the cornea is also the fastest healing body part. A large abrasion can completely heal within a matter of a few days, rather than a few weeks for other body parts.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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