A corneal abrasion is a painful scrape or scratch of the surface of the clear part of the eye. It is one of the most common eye injuries. A scratched cornea often causes significant discomfort, red eyes and hypersensitivity to light. Corneal abrasions result from a disruption or loss of cells in the top layer of the cornea, called the corneal epithelium.
HOW IS CORNEAL ABRASION DIAGNOSED?
You can consult with an eye doctor or general physician who would examine your eyes and prescribe further tests if the damage seems to be acute.
HOW IS CORNEAL ABRASION TREATED?
In case the tear or inflammation is due to lens that do not fit properly, the doctor may prescribe a new pair of lens, or even implantable contact lens. Antibiotics and eye drops can help in reducing the inflammation and pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wearing of contact lenses should be avoided till the corneal abrasion heals.