Corneal abrasion

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What is corneal abrasion?

A corneal abrasion is a scratch to the cornea. The cornea is the transparent part of the eye; it helps to refract light. Corneal abrasions may occur from foreign objects in the eye, rubbing the eyes, and/or wearing of contacts.

Common symptoms reported by people with corneal abrasion

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with corneal abrasion

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
corneal abrasion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
corneal abrasion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
corneal abrasion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with corneal abrasion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with corneal abrasion

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
grogginess in morning
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for corneal abrasion (1 evaluation)
Side effects
eye pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
corneal abrasion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
restless feeling in legs
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
loss of energy
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for corneal abrasion (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
corneal abrasion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Krill Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for corneal abrasion (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
corneal abrasion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with corneal abrasion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has corneal abrasion on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 3
50s 5
60s 5
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from corneal abrasion patients who have completed their condition history
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