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Foreign Body, Eye (cont.)

Eye Foreign Body Prognosis

  • The prognosis for corneal abrasions, even large ones, is very good. Most corneal abrasions heal within 48 hours.
  • The prognosis for other eye abnormalities is often much less favorable.
    • A ruptured globe (eyeball) often leads to total loss of vision, even with early intervention.
    • Retinal damage usually leads to permanent vision loss. Depending on the extent of the retinal damage, this vision loss could be partial or complete.
    • Depending on the nature of the injury and other associated injuries, damage to the iris may be repairable.
    • Lacerations to the tissues around the eye are often repairable but can lead to varying levels of facial disfigurement.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014
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