Corneal Abrasion (cont.)
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What Is the Prognosis of a Corneal Abrasion?
Corneal abrasions usually heal completely within 24-48 hours of the injury. However, in some cases, they may occasionally heal poorly and then recur without additional trauma. This condition is known as a recurrent corneal erosion and will sometimes follow an injury due to an evergreen branch or fingernail.
Corneal Abrasion Pictures
Basic anatomy of the eye.
Cross-section of the orbit with anatomical view of the extraocular muscles in the eye.
This corneal abrasion appears as a yellow-green area when stained with fluorescein and viewed with a blue light.
Last Reviewed 11/20/2017
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