Symptoms of a scratched eye
In addition to pain and a gritty sensation, other signs and symptoms of a corneal abrasion include: Redness.
Sensitivity to light.
Can a scratched eye heal on its own?
A minor scratch should heal on its own in 1 to 3 days. More severe abrasions may take longer. While your eye heals: Don’t wear contacts until your eye doctor says it’s safe to do so.
How do I know if I scratched my eye?
In addition to pain and a gritty or foreign body sensation, other signs and symptoms of corneal abrasions include redness, tearing, light sensitivity, headache, blurry or decreased vision, eye twitching, a dull ache and, occasionally, nausea.
Is a scratched eye an emergency?
Scratched Eye (Corneal Abrasion)
Corneal abrasions are very uncomfortable and cause eye redness and severe sensitivity to light. If you know something has scratched your eye, it’s very important to see your eye doctor or an emergency room/urgent care center to seek treatment for your eye injury.
What helps a scratched eyeball?
How to Treat a Scratched Eye
- DO rinse your eye with saline solution or clean water.
- DO blink.
- DO pull your upper eyelid over your lower eyelid.
- DO wear sunglasses.
- DON’T rub your eye.
- DON’T touch your eye with anything.
- DON’T wear your contact lenses.
- DON’T use redness-relieving eye drops.