Corneal Abrasion/Foreign Body

Statistics and Associations

  • Abrasions usually trauma related
  • Foreign body usually metal, glass, or organic material


  • Removal of foreign body, antibiotic coverage, cycloplegic if needed, and bandage contact lens for comfort
  • Follow daily until wound heals
  • Consider hypertonic (salt) solutions or ointment to decrease risk of recurrent epithelial erosions