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How can corneal abrasion and erosion be prevented?

For maximum protection:

  • Use proper eyewear when using power tools, mowing the lawn and performing other yard work, playing sports, and while working around wood and steel
  • Regularly clip your infant’s or young child’s fingernails
  • Follow your ophthalmologist’s instructions on how to care for and wear your contact lenses

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