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Corneal abrasion - External and Internal Eye
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Contributors: Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS, Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD
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Synopsis

Corneal abrasions are superficial scratches on the corneal surface and are usually associated with a traumatic injury to the eye, although they can also occur in people who suffer from extreme dry eye. The precipitating trauma can be as minor as incidental contact with a finger or small grains of sand or dust getting into the eye.

Corneal abrasions typically cause immediate pain, photophobia, foreign body sensation, tearing, blurry vision, and blepharospasm.

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ICD10CM:
S05.00XA – Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion without foreign body, unspecified eye, initial encounter

SNOMEDCT:
85848002 – Corneal abrasion

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Last Reviewed: 06/27/2019
Last Updated: 07/02/2019
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