If you suffer a corneal abrasion, you may experience the following symptoms:
• Pain, which may feel worse when you open or close your eye
• A feeling that there is something in your eye
• Sensitivity to light
• Blurred vision or loss of vision
Sometimes you may not be aware you have suffered a corneal abrasion or how it happened, as symptoms may occur hours after the injury.
If something flies in your eye, you can try to flush it out with tap water. However, it is important that you do not rub your eye, as that may only worsen the abrasion.
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