Eye Care Community
sclera abrasion?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

sclera abrasion?

My mom came home from work with an odd "scratch" on the inner portion of her sclera (left eye).  If runs horizontal (from the area closest to the nose) across the sclera and disappears in the iris.  It looks slightly raised and the "scratch" seems to be discolored (yellowish-tan) but very lightly.  She says it makes her eye feel dry and blurs her vision.  Based on my research online it seems like a harmless scratch that should heal in a day or so, however, her mom has macular disease.  She is not an alarmist, but she is concerned and so am I.  What should she do to help the scratch heal, and if it does not, at what point does she see her doctor?
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
I am a community leader here, not a doctor. I am also an experienced eye patient. Welcome to our community

She should see her ery MD.

The doctor will answer
Write back anytime
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
10949559_tn?1414054405
Blank
LisaTaylor
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
etrader
United Kingdom
344352_tn?1404490466
Blank
cristina1676
Lyndhurst, NJ