Corneal abrasions can be caused by:
Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and ask if you know how your eye was scratched. (If you don't know, the cause may be a disease rather than something in your eye.) Using special eyedrops and a light that makes an abrasion easier to see, your provider will look at your eye. The drops contain a dye that will make your vision yellow for a few minutes.
If something is still in your eye, your healthcare provider will flush it out with water or remove it with a swab or needle (after numbing your eye with a drop of anesthetic).
Your healthcare provider may:
Most corneal abrasions heal in a day or two. Larger abrasions will take longer. If your symptoms last longer than that, see your healthcare provider again because you may have a more serious problem.
Once the cornea has healed, you can usually resume your normal activities right away. If you wear contact lenses, your health care provider may ask you to wait one week after your cornea has healed before you wear your contact lenses again.
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