Good Hope, Heartlands, and Solihull Eye Clinics

Corneal abrasion 


Typical treatment for corneal abrasion

  1. chloramphenicol ointment 4 times a day at night for 4 days (longer for a larger abrasion)
  2. continue chloramphenicol ointment at night for 3 weeks as a lubricant
  3. cyclopentolate 1% twice daily for 2 days then
  4. cyclopentolate 1% at night for 1 week, then stop
  5. stop smoking as it delays healing (electronic cigarettes much, much safer)
  6. note cyclopentolate...
    • halves the pain, but blurs sight (poor near vison)
    • twice a day when eye painful, only at night when no ache
  7. pad eye/bandage contact lens if severe