Corneal abrasions are scratches located on the cornea causing significant pain and discomfort. Scratches can occur from poked eyes, foreign substances, excessive eye rubbing, chemical burns or poorly fitted or dirty contact lenses.
Corneal abrasions can be treated in as little as three days with antibiotics, medicated eye drops or bandage contact lenses to aid healing and comfort. If you suffer from a corneal abrasion, you should refrain from wearing contact lenses all together.
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Tips for removing something from your eye:
- Do not rub your eyes!
- Blink several times
- Rinse eye with clean water or saline solution
- If the foreign object remains in your eye, contact your ophthalmologist as soon as possible for proper removal