Corneal abrasion with foreign body sensation

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:48
Country
United States
Age
37
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

For dry eyes

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

I went to the doctors 3 days ago because I had pain in my eye all week, during the exam he found that I had a corneal abrasion. 

He prescribed me antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection and I have a follow up in 3 days.  My eye is still bothering me and I still have the sensation of something in my eye, is this normal to feel ?. 

While searching online it says that more abrasions heal within a couple of days.  Is there anything I can do for the pain. 

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your question

 

 

Corneal abrasion can cause foreign body sensation and eye pain with excessive lacrimation. It is self healing and usually takes few days.

You have to use antibiotics eye drops to prevent infection also preservative free lubricant eye drops should be used to reduce foreign body sensation.

Sometimes bandage contact lenses can be added to reduce foreign body sensation and pain.

 

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