Cornea is the clear and transparent portion forming in the front of the eye. Corneal abrasion is an eye related disorder in which the cornea portion of the eye gets damaged or scratched. The common symptoms for corneal abrasion are: pain, itching, watery feeling, redness, sensitivity to light and headaches. The elements that usually cause this disorder are: wood, dust, wood shavings, metal particles, contact lenses, etc. this medical condition if severe can also lead to a corneal ulcer, which is the worst case scenario. Thus, it is desirable to seek immediate medical assistance in case of a corneal abrasion.
HOW IS CORNEAL ABRASION DIAGNOSED?
Corneal abrasions account for 10% of ocular emergency care.