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How is a corneal abrasion treated?

Treatment may include the following:
  • Patching the injured eye to prevent eyelid blinking from irritating the injury
  • Applying lubricating eyedrops or ointment to the eye to form a soothing layer between the eyelid and the abrasion
  • Using antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Dilating (widening) the pupil to relieve pain
  • Wearing a special contact lens to help healing

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