Corneal Abrasion- Fluorescein

Corneal abrasion is a medical condition involving the loss of the surface epithelial layer of the eye’s cornea.

Symptoms of corneal abrasion include pain, photophobia, a foreign-body sensation, excessive squinting, and a reflex production of tears. Signs include epithelial defects and edema, and often conjunctival injection, swollen eyelids, large pupils and a mild anterior-chamber reaction. The vision may be blurred, both from any swelling of the cornea and the excess tears. Crusty build up from excess tears may also be present.


Image from Medscape   Showing fluorescein staining of cornea.

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