What is a Corneal Abrasion?
A corneal abrasion is the medical term for a scratch on the front surface of the eye.

What are the Symptoms of a Corneal Abrasion?

  • Eye pain
  • Feeling of sand in your eye
  • Tearing
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Redness
  • Headaches

How Common is a Corneal Abrasion?
Corneal abrasions are very common, especially in situations where dust or particles are present.

What Causes a Corneal Abrasion?
A corneal abrasion can be caused by anything that scratches the eye. Some examples include paper, dirt, dust and sand.

How is a Corneal Abrasion Diagnosed?
Diagnosing a corneal abrasion begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Shanks Family Eye Care

. During this exam, your doctor uses tests to focus on the corneal surface to detect the severity and depth of the abrasion.

How is a Corneal Abrasion Treated?
Corneal abrasions are usually treated with time. Like any wound, the cornea needs time to heal.

Your eye doctor may also prescribe you eye drops or ointments to aid in the healing process and to protect the eye from infection