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What is a recommended eyedrop for a possible corneal abrasion at least until a doctor can be seen?

The recommended eyedrop is a broad-spectrum antibiotic to prevent an infection from developing. This will require a prescription so it is important to see an Eye M.D. as soon as possible. Artificial tears can help with the discomfort from an abrasion but will do little to prevent an infection.

Answered by: John Kitchens, MD Dr. John W. Kitchens

Categories: Eye Injuries, General Eye Health

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Answered: Jun 18, 2012

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