A corneal abrasion is generally defined as a type of eye injury that involves damage to the clear, front layer of the eye (the cornea). This often occurs due to the cornea being scratched, scraped or worn off due to an injury or a foreign substance actually hitting the eye.
In many auto accidents and other situations where a personal injury can result, damage to the eye can often create life-changing consequences for the injury victims – which may include extensive optical examination by a medical practitioner, medication to treat the injury and lost wages due to not being able to perform tasks in the work environment.
If you or someone you love have suffered a corneal abrasion due to the negligence of another person or defective item, the injury victim may be eligible to receive compensation for those injuries.
To find out more, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form located to the left.
Common Causes Of Corneal Abrasions
Due to the delicate design of the cornea, it is quite easy for accident victims to sustain a painful corneal injury in the event of a collision.
Some common causes of corneal abrasion injuries include:
- glass fragments
- metal filings
- blunt trauma
- dirt particles
- defective contact lenses
…. Just to name a few.
While there can be other factors that can causes an abrasion injury, during an auto accident it’s common for debris from the crash to enter the cabin of the vehicles involved, and potentially enter the eye at any point during or after the collision.
It’s important to note that while most corneal abrasion injuries are not permanent, there are some instances when long-term damage can occur.
With this is in mind, some common treatment options may include:
- Removal of the foreign object that caused / is causing the abrasion
- Antibiotic eye drops
- Antibiotic topical cream
- Pain management medicine (in extreme cases)
- Wearing an eye patch
- Using a moist compress to relieve pain
- Avoid wearing contact lenses
- Avoid rubbing the affected area
In most cases, the medical staff that are addressing a patient’s injury will generally advise what course of treatment will be taken.
Eye Injury Victim? Contact Our Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorney
Corneal abrasions can be an uncomfortable type of injury that often involves multiple trips to the doctor and optometrists’ office, along with the associated costs for treatment and medication.
Here at Lewis & Keller, we understand that the costs of these services can simply be too much for many injury victims to afford and with this in mind, we can help to recover compensation to help pay for these costs – which can also include lost wages and pain and suffering.
With decades of experience helping injury victims throughout North Carolina, our personal injury attorneys have won more than $10 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements and are ready to help fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation today.
Our primary office is located in Winston-Salem, and we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims in:
- High Point
…. And many other cities and towns throughout the state.
Alternatively, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form at the bottom of this page – it’s strictly confidential and 100% FREE.