Corneal Abrasion Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
A Corneal abrasion is a superficial scratch on the Cornea; the clear protective dome at the front of the eye. The top surface of the cornea is covered by a thin layer of cells called “epithelium” which can be easily scratched off by contact with flying dust, sand, fingernail, metal particles or contact lenses. The cornea has many nerve endings just under the epithelium, so any disruption of the surface can result in excruciating pain and light sensitivity.
Causes & Symptoms of Corneal Abrasion
Many situations can result into a corneal abrasion: Flying dust, sand, fingernail, make-up brush, excessive eye rubbing, metal particles, contact lenses, tree branch injury or even the edge of a piece of paper.
Symptoms of a corneal abrasion do not always happen immediately. You should suspect corneal abrasion if you experience severe pain, light sensitivity, foreign body sensation (a feeling that a small piece of sand is stuck in the eye), tearing of eyes and blurry vision