Q. Accidentally, I scratched the inner part of the eye. How long will it take to heal?

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Dr. Shikha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 26, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 14, 2020

Hi doctor,

Last night, I was trying to pluck an eyelash that was poking into my eye, and accidentally scratched the most inner part of my eye. I believe it is called the lacrimal caruncle. There is a tiny scrape. It almost looks like a red scratch on the skin and so I know I scratched it a little. I have included a picture to show you what part of the eye it is. How long will it take to heal? Also, is there anything I can put in my eye to speed the recovery?

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Hello,

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  • Yes, there are two eyelashes touching your white part of eye known as sclera. One medially and one laterally from upper lid. This is not normal.
  • Did you get any eye infection in the past? Is it recurrent? How long have you been doing it that is the removal of eyelash?
  • The part you have got injured has got a very good blood supply so it should get healed within three to four days.
  • I suggest you use an antibiotic eye drop like Ciplox (Ciprofloxacin) on four times a day basis for at least a week. And, use lubricant eye ointment during sleep hours.

For further information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist


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