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Corneal injury post trauma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi there, my wife received an injury to her eye less than 48 hours ago
User :   an object hit her face
Doctor :   how may i help you today?
Doctor :   OK
User :   we went to the emergency room
User :   and they found a minor scratch to her cornea
User :   which they said should
User :   repair itself
Doctor :   Is her vision intact ?
User :   no cause for concern
User :   since then
User :   her vision has been fine
Doctor :   ok
User :   but
User :   she
User :   is still in a bit of pain
User :   and in particular
User :   feels very sensitive to light
User :   is this any cause for concern?
User :   i think when they looked at her eye in the emergency room it was at the surface level (using a dye)
Doctor :   Post trauma, to the cornea, due to the repair process that is going on, she will have some mild pain and photophobia (light sensitivity).
Doctor :   BUT this will definitely resolve within a few days.
User :   is it best that she stays in a low lit environment?
User :   that's a relief to hear :)
Doctor :   she can wear dark glasses, if she is going out.
User :   super
Doctor :   She can try some antiinflammatory eye drops, with prescription from your physician
Doctor :   or she can take oral ibuprofen
User :   great that's a huge reassurance thank you
Doctor :   which will help her pain.
Doctor :   you are absolutely welcome.
User :   i think that's about it
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here,
Doctor :   bye for now.
User :   bye
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