Most of the time, when we think, “I think I scratched my eye,” what we’re referring to is the cornea. While eye injuries that go deeper than the cornea can cause a lot more damage, a scratched cornea, also known as a corneal abrasion, isn’t so great, either.
Corneas are the clear front surface of the eye, covering the iris and pupil. They are made up of five thin layers that allow light to filter into the eye. They are also remarkably delicate, and it’s unsurprising that so many people end up with corneal abrasions.
If you can’t make it to a doctor right away or don’t think a doctor’s visit is necessary, there are a few ways that you can treat your corneal abrasion at home. That being said, there are some clear signs that you need to go to a doctor, after all.
We’ve put together some information on corneal abrasion treatment that will help you keep an eye on your scratched cornea!