• Corneal Laceration Treatment

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    Reviewed By: William Barry Lee MD
    Sep. 06, 2019

    Surgery is usually done to close the cut into the eye and to help prevent infection. Surgery helps:

    • prevent further damage to the eye
    • remove any foreign object remaining in the eye after the injury

    Severe lacerations may need several surgeries for repair and can result in permanent vision loss.


    Following surgery, your eye may be patched to protect it. Also, your ophthalmologist may give you medications. These can include medication for pain and 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.