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Eye pain, affected by light, prescribed ointment. What am I talking about?

Last Monday when I woke up, opened my eyes, they were hurting so bad like something was in them. The left eye was horrible, the right just a little. Light affected them big time and they just hurt really bad. So I went to the Ophthalmologist later in the morning because I couldn t take it any longer. He said that what happened is my eyelid stuck to my eye basically and pulled a layer of something off and exposed the nerves. He gave me ointment to put in every night before I go to bed for 3 months. He said it took that long to heal. Well my daughter is a P.A. and she was asking me what he called that and I can t remember the word he used. Would you happen to know what I am talking about? Thanks, Debbie
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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The history you have quoted here is pain in the eyes and your ophthalmologist has told that because of pulling out a layer and exposure of the nerves. All this point to corneal abrasion.
The treatment of the condition is by antibiotic eye ointment or eye drops to prevent secondary bacterial infection of the corneal abrasion and lubricating gels or ointments to facilitate early healing of the corneal abrasion.
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