Corneal Abrasion (cont.)
Questions to Ask the Doctor about Corneal Abrasion
- What is the cause of my symptoms?
- How large is the corneal abrasion?
- Will I develop any scarring or permanent vision loss from the corneal abrasion?
- How can I prevent this injury from happening again?
- What can I expect to feel once the effects of the numbing eyedrops have worn off?
- When may I resume my regular activities?
Corneal Abrasion Diagnosis
Inform your ophthalmologist of any previous eye problems, including injuries, or eye diseases, such as glaucoma, because certain eyedrops may worsen these conditions.
Tell your ophthalmologist if you have any allergies. If you have any reaction to a prescribed medication, contact your ophthalmologist immediately.
Your ophthalmologist may put a numbing eyedrop into your eye which will temporarily take away the pain and allow you to keep your eye open for the examination. Your ophthalmologist may also put a yellow-colored eyedrop into your eye and examine your eye with a blue light. This eyedrop contains a dye called fluorescein that makes corneal abrasions easier for the ophthalmologist to see during the examination.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2015
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