Corneal Abrasion Diagnosis
If you have any of the symptoms of a corneal abrasion, you should seek care from your ophthalmologist. He or she will perform a thorough eye examination. During the examination, your ophthalmologist may put numbing drops in your eye so that it can stay open for the examination.
To accurately diagnose a corneal abrasion, your ophthalmologist may perform a fluorescein eye stain. This is a test that uses orange dye (fluorescein) and a blue light to detect damage to the cornea.