Corneal Abrasion is a scratch on the cornea of the eye. The cornea is vital for vision and eye protection. Corneal abrasion causes discomfort and pain. Symptoms of corneal abrasion are:
• Constant feeling of dirt in your eye
• Pain when closing or opening eye
• Tearing and redness
• Light sensitivity
• Blurred vision
HOW IS CORNEAL ABRASION DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists may conduct a detailed physical examination of the eye and enquire about any recent injury to the eye
HOW IS CORNEAL ABRASION TREATED?
Treatment for corneal abrasion depends on the severity of the scratch. The doctor may prescribe antibiotic eye drops for preventing infection due to abrasion. Medicated drops may be given for bringing down the inflammation. Temporary patching of the affected eye may ease out the pain and discomfort. In the case of eye pain, pain relief medicine may be given. Mild abrasions heal quickly, while major abrasions may take some time.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wearing of contact lenses should be avoided till the corneal abrasion heals.