What is a corneal abrasion?
A corneal abrasion is a scratch or cut on the surface of the cornea, the front surface of the eye.
How are corneal abrasions treated?
Corneal abrasions are treated with antibiotic drops or ointment to protect against infection while new cells grow to replace the ones that were removed. Sometimes, depending on the size of the abrasion, a patch is placed over the closed lid..