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Corneal Abrasion (cont.)

Corneal Abrasion Symptoms

You should suspect a corneal abrasion if you have sustained an injury to your eye. The following are some of the symptoms you may experience:

  • A sensation of a foreign body in the eye (for example, a feeling that there is something in your eye that you cannot get out). This feeling sometimes develops a few hours later rather than immediately after the apparent injury.


  • Corneal abrasions, except in cases of chemical or ultraviolet light burns, usually affect only one eye.


  • Tearing of the eyes


  • Blurred vision or distortion of vision


  • Eye pain when exposed to a bright light


  • Spasm of the muscles surrounding your eye causing you to squint

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