AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care provides a comprehensive range of vision care services to our local community. We also offer high-quality eyeglasses and contact lenses. In today’s article, we will explain everything you need to know about corneal abrasions. This eye condition can be surprisingly common, so you need to know what to do if you experience it.
What Is a Corneal Abrasion?
A corneal abrasion refers to a scratch on your eye. In particular, it refers to scratch on your cornea, which is the clear layer that covers the iris and shields the pupil. Corneal abrasions can be caused by all sorts of things including poking your eye, getting chemicals in your eye, getting foreign matter in your eye and rubbing your eyes too hard.
Symptoms of Corneal Abrasion
Corneal abrasion symptoms include sensitivity to light, eye pain, blurred vision, tearing, redness in the eye and the feeling that you sand or grit in your eye. Corneal abrasion can scar the cornea and permanently affect your vision. As an expert in contact lenses and vision care, we highly recommend seeing an eye doctor and getting an eye exam.
Corneal Abrasion Treatment
Your eye doctor may treat your corneal abrasion by prescribing antibiotic eye drops or ointment. They may also give you pain medicine and medicated eyedrops to ease the pain and redness in your eye. In addition, they might also tape your eye shut and have you wear and eye patch to help you deal with your light sensitivity. Remember to not rub your eye and to refrain from wearing contact lenses until your eye doctor says that it is safe for you to do so.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care provides a wide range of eye care services including LASIK management, comprehensive eye exams and treatment for all sorts of eye conditions. We do our best to be available whenever you need us to deal with eye emergencies, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. We serve many areas, including Norfolk, VA. Call us at (757) 340-7070 to learn more about our services or to request an appointment.