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Corneal Abrasions

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What Are Corneal Abrasions?

Corneal abrasions are scratches or scrapes on the cornea, the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil. By helping to focus light as it enters the eye, the cornea plays an important role in vision. When a corneal abrasion scars the cornea, it can affect how you see. If you’re experiencing pain or vision problems, call Rock Hill Eye Center for an appointment.

What Are the Symptoms of Corneal Abrasions?

If you suffer a corneal abrasion, you may experience the following symptoms:
  • Pain, which may feel worse when you open or close your eye
  • A feeling that there is something in your eye
  • Tearing
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision or loss of vision
  • Headache
Sometimes you may not be aware you have suffered a corneal abrasion. Since symptoms may not occur until hours after the injury, you may not know how the injury happened.

How Are Corneal Abrasions Treated?

In many cases, scratches on the cornea will heal fairly quickly. Your eye doctor may prescribe eye drops to help with pain and to heal any inflammation or infection. Your doctor may also recommend keeping the eye covered to minimize discomfort.

Additional Cornea Services

General Information

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Corneal Foreign Bodies

Foreign bodies that become lodged within your eye or cornea should be removed right away. Our ophthalmologists will handle the sensitive removal and ensure that all proper medical care is provided to eliminate any future complications.


Keratoconus can cause distorted, blurry vision. Get treatment and surgery for this corneal condition at Rock Hill Eye Center.

Corneal Dystrophy

Learn about corneal dystrophy treatment and symptoms from Rock Hill Eye Center.

Corneal Ulcers

Corneal ulcers aren't just painful; they can cause permanent damage to your eye.

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