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Corneal abrasion

Also known as Cornea Scratch

Corneal abrasion is a medical condition involving the loss of the surface epithelial layer of the eye's cornea.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with corneal abrasion, 87% report having pain in eye, 55% report having eye redness, and 32% report having symptoms of eye. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of corneal abrasion are pain in eye, eye redness, symptoms of eye, swollen eye, lacrimation, foreign body sensation in eye, eye burns or stings, and eyelid swelling, although you may still have corneal abrasion without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with corneal abrasion often receive nonoperative removal of foreign body, wound care management, ophthalmic examination and evaluation and other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with corneal abrasion include gentamicin ophthalmic, tetracaine (one touch), erythromycin, proparacaine ophthalmic, fluorescein ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), tobramycin (tobi), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, tobramycin ophthalmic, moxifloxacin (avelox) and ciprofloxacin ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for corneal abrasion include .

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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