Corneal Abrasion

The cornea is the clear covering at the front and center of the eye. It is a thin tissue made up of layers. The top layer is the most sensitive layer. A corneal abrasion happens if this layer is scratched or an injury causes it to come off.

HOME CARE

  • You may be given drops or a medicated cream. Use the medicine as told by your doctor.

  • A pressure patch may be put over the eye. If this is done, follow your doctor's instructions for when to remove the patch. Do not drive or use machines while the eye patch is on. Judging distances is hard to do with a patch on.

  • See your doctor for a follow-up exam if you are told to do so.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • The pain is getting worse or is very bad.

  • The eye is very sensitive to light.

  • Any liquid comes out of the injured eye after treatment.

  • Your vision suddenly gets worse.

  • You have a sudden loss of vision or blindness.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.