Swollen Eyelid Treatment after Corneal Abrasion

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Corneal abrasion is a scratch and cut on the clear front surface of the Cornea. The word Corneal Abrasion is a collection of two words corneal and abrasion. The Corneal is basically an upper area of the eyelids.

A layer covering the pupil and iris is called the Corneal. It is very sensitive and more transparent. Light passes through the corneal and enters into the retina then we see things.

In medical terms, a scratched eye is called a corneal abrasion.

Abrasion is the process of scraping and wearing something away. Actually Corneal includes five layers the first upper and outer layer is epithelia.

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A tiny scratch and cut on epithelia can create an infection because it is a very sensitive layer.

Causes of Corneal Abrasion

  • The cornea can be affected with scratches by contact from dust, dirt, wood shavings, contact lenses, makeup brush, makeup chemicals even the edge of a piece of paper.
  • you can get scratch even with a poke of pen, needle, fingernail and makeup brush.
  • If a small piece of dirs, sand, sawdust or other foreign matter enters your eyes.
  • By cosmetic chemicals in your eyes.
  • By wearing poor and dirty contact lenses.
  • By removing contact lenses not properly.
  • If you have surgery without proper eye protection.
  • By Overwear contact lenses
  • By rubbing hard
  • Dry eyes can cause a corneal abrasion

Symptoms of Corneal Abrasion

  • Feeling pain and itchiness
  • Feeling gritty in your eyes
  • Facing Tearing and Redness
  • Become sensitivity to the light
  • Blurry Vision
  • Headache
  • Discomfort
  • Red Eyes
  • Eye Twitching
  • Teary and watery eyes

Can Corneal Abrasion be serious?

Corneal Abrasion is not permanent or serious damage and normally can be healed within 24 to 48 hours. but it depends on how severe the damage is. sometimes a large corneal abrasion can be healed with lubricant eye drops along with antibiotics within 5 to 7 days. if you left corneal abrasion untreated it can be serious.

How Corneal Abrasion Can be Treated?

Rinse your eyes with sterile saline water. it helps to stop developing harmful bacteria.
Blink your eyes several times it helps to remove small particles.
Pull the upper eyelid over the lower eyelid it can bring tears in your eyes and tears can clean your eyes from small particles.
An eye doctor can prescribe lubricant eye drops and antibiotic eye drops along with steroids and anti-inflammatory oral medicine. 
Also can treat with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye ointments along with pain and anti-histamine medicines.

Precautions while your eye heals

Wear safety glasses for eyes
Don't rub eyes
Don't wear contact lenses
Don't wear makeup
Don't try to remove the object that is embedded in your eyeball only your doctor can do this perfectly.
Don't use cotton, swabs, or other instruments for the eyes.
Follow prescribed wear time for contact lenses
A minor scratch or cut can create permanent scars or other eyes problems. so if you feeling to have something in your eyes then don't rub it and clean your eyes with sterile normal saline water or with antiseptic solution mix water. In the case of severe infection contact, your doctor must.

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