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How long do corneal abrasions take to heal?

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Minor corneal abrasions heal quickly, usually within two days. More serious wounds take longer to heal and can cause irritation, pain, tearing, and redness. If the cornea becomes deeply scarred it can cause vision problems.

SOURCES:

The Doctors of USC.com: "Corneal Opacity."

World Health Organization: "Corneal Opacities."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases."

Massachusetts Eye and Ear: "Cornea and Anterior Structures Diagnoses."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Conjunctivitis?"

GetEyeSmart.org: "Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Herpes Keratitis?"

PubMedHealth: "Fuchs' Dystrophy."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 26, 2020

SOURCES:

The Doctors of USC.com: "Corneal Opacity."

World Health Organization: "Corneal Opacities."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases."

Massachusetts Eye and Ear: "Cornea and Anterior Structures Diagnoses."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Conjunctivitis?"

GetEyeSmart.org: "Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Herpes Keratitis?"

PubMedHealth: "Fuchs' Dystrophy."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 26, 2020

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