Eye Infection Basics

Scratched Cornea

Cause: Scratch in the membrane covering the eye, caused by a foreign object. May lead to an infection.

Contagious? No

Look for: Light sensitivity, tearing, and pain.

Treatment: Apply antibiotic ointment frequently until healing is complete. Do not patch the injured eye, and do not treat with ice.

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