corneal laceration won't heal

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by chapink, Sep 27, 2015.

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How do you feel about this gentleman's decision not to visit an eye doctor?

  1. If he'd gone sooner, they might have been able to fix it. Now it's too late!

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  2. Most corneal abrasions heal on their own. His frugality is commendable!

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  1. chapink

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    Good day. Here's my story.

    About 10 months ago, one of the small hooks from a strip of velcro, as I was tearing the strip apart, popped off the fabric, and flew directly into my eye. I blinked once, and felt a sharp, incision-like sensation in my eye. I carefully pulled the lid open with my fingers, and allowed the eye to water for 20 seconds or so, then cautiously blinked once more. The hook had apparently been flushed.

    I experienced no further pain at the time, and have experienced none since then, except for a subtle aching sensation, presumably from trying to focus through the blurred vision in that eye that has plagued me ever since. I used to have 20/13 vision in both eyes. The injury has reduced my vision through that eye to 20/15.

    I consulted my physician a few months ago during a routine checkup (admittedly, not an optometrist); She used her ophthalmoscope briefly to conclude that there is visible scar tissue. She drew a picture. In the image attached (eye.jpg), the orange line represents the scar. I guess that an optometrist might want to conduct a flourescein exam to confirm the abrasion. Eventually I will tire of waiting for the injury to heal on its own, and will seek professional care.

    Here's my question for the forum. If my conclusions about the injury - the cause, subsequent scar tissue, etc. - is correct, might it also be fair to assume that my vision in that eye will never actually return to normal on its own, if it hasn't yet after 10 months of waiting? Do treatments exist for removing scar tissue? Is corrective surgery an option?

    Thanks very much to anyone who can make an observation, or offer some guidance!

    Sincerely,
    chapink
     

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    Hmm, this doesn't appear to be a particularly active forum. Anyone (a moderator, perhaps) have a thought about where I SHOULD be posting this if I want some feedback? tyvm
     
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