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Can a corneal abrasion cause blindness?

Can a corneal abrasion lead to blindness? Why or why not?
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  • Cathy


    It all depends on the degree of the corneal abrasion, as we all know corneal abrasion is a superficial scratch in the outer lens of the eye. It might be caused by inappropriate wearing of contact lenses or by particles that get lodged in your eyes. A scratched cornea can be painful and alert. The lucky thing is that the eyes are one of the quickest healers in the body and scratched corneas are easy to recover. Some of the symptoms of corneal abrasions include pain, sensitivity to light, redness, excessive tears, blurred vision, and possible swelling of the eye. In a word superficial cornea abrasions can not cause permanent blindness or loss of vision but it may blur your vision temporarily. Once your eye heals, it may take a few weeks before your clear vision returns (if you had clear vision before the abrasion). During this time, my suggestion is that refraining from touching your eyes, especially by your dirty hands.
  • luis


    Yes, it has that possibility. Corneal abrasions are scratches on the surface of the eyes, which could lead to infection by harmless bacteria, especially people who get it from wearing contacts. In general, most corneal abrasions heal very rapidly without vision loss or change. However, there still has possibility to cause permanent vision loss in the form of scars or damage to the retina and optic nerve of the eye. It might because a subsequent infection is not treated promptly within the first 24 to 48 hours.
  • ctc_youth


    Yes, the serious corneal abrasion will lead to the blindness. Once you get the corneal abrasion, it will get recovery by itself because of the inner structure. However, you should not use the eyes for a long time before the computers or the tv. You should keep the eyes in the moisture state. Or else, the too dryness will cause other eye infections. That is the main reason to cause the blindness.