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Had cataract, severe pain, scratch on cornea, applying ointments, unable to open eye. Should i go to doctor?

My mother had a cataract op on Thursday but has been in severe pain since. I took her to eye casualty yesterday and she has a scratch on her cornea. She has received ointment and lubricating drops on top of the post op medication but is still unable to open her eye, sleep and is in a lot of pain. Do I keep medicating her or take her back to hospital? Rachael baum
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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A scratch or on the cornea is quite painful even it relatively tiny in size. Treatment for the same involves what she has been prescribed already in the form of ointment and lubricating drops. It does take some time to heal and what generally helps it along is to keep the eye closed so that the healing is not interrupted by the action of blinking. Sometimes, the ophthalmologist patches the eye shut and it is only opened for medication. It will heal in a few days with the existing medication so all you have to do is be patient and the symptoms will subside.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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