Surgery is usually necessary to repair a corneal laceration and to prevent further damage to the eye, as well as to remove any foreign object that may have remained in the eye after the trauma. Severe lacerations can require several surgeries for repair and can result in permanent vision loss.
Following surgery, your eye may be patched to protect it. In addition, your ophthalmologist may provide you with medications, including medication for pain, to help you to heal.
If you have a corneal laceration, you may be at risk for complications, including retinal detachment, infection and glaucoma. It is important that you follow up with your ophthalmologist for care after your immediate treatment.