A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the cornea. Abrasions are very painful because there are many nerves that supply this part of the eye. With an abrasion, your eye is often watery, red and sensitive to light. Your eyelids may become swollen and your vision may be blurry.
There are several symptoms for corneal abrasion. These include:
The causes for corneal abrasion are as follows:
Something hitting or blowing into the eye, such as plant matter, sawdust, or ash
Foreign matter, such as dust, dirt or sand, getting stuck under your eyelid
Improperly fitted or maintained contact lenses
Something poking you in the eye
Rubbing your eyes vigorously, especially if you feel something is caught in your eye
Certain eye conditions, including trachoma, a bacterial infection
You are more likely to have corneal erosion if you:
Following are some options.
moisturizing eye drops or ointment. This adds a soothing layer over the cornea.
prescribed antibiotic eye drops to prevent an eye infection.
special contact lens to reduce pain and speed healing.