Corneal abrasion is one of the most common eye injuries, and it can occur even in the blink of an eye. Such a condition usually happens when something gets trapped under the inside of your eyelid and the particle scratches the clear layer that covers your iris. To help you prevent serious eye problems, here’s how you can tell if you have damaged your cornea as well as the possible causes and infections.
Signs and Symptoms
When you feel like you have sand or grit in your eye or there’s a painful sensation, that can mean your cornea has been accidentally compromised. Another sign is when your eyes get sensitive to light and there’s noticeable tearing, redness, and blurriness. Once you experience one of these symptoms, we highly suggest you call an eye care professional right away.
Anything that pokes your eye can score and scrape your cornea. The top factors you should watch out for include:
- Dry or dirty contact lenses
- Tree branch injury
- Foreign objects in your eye
- Vigorous eye rubbing
- Chronic dry eye
Scratches in the eye are more likely to become infected with bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. That’s why it’s important to see an eye specialist as soon as possible to diagnose or treat an infection early before it causes more serious, temporary problems.
At Vienna Eyecare Center, we have the experience, skills and the right people to ensure your eyes get the protection and treatment they deserve. Connect with our team today for inquiries and appointments by calling us at (703) 938-7633 or accomplishing the contact form. We are proud to meet the eye health needs of our clients in Vienna, Reston and McLean, VA.