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Dr. PG is offline and I noticed you have been waiting for a couple of hours. I would like to give you some info on this as well. If the corneal abrasion has healed, what you are dealing with at this point is simply corneal edema which results from the endothelial cell layer not functioning properly. You see, the cornea has 5 layers, you scratched the top layer but the shock of the injury stunned the inner most layer of the cornea, called the endothelium. This layer normally pumps fluid out of the cornea, so at this point corneal edema persists due to endothelial dysfuntion. The muro is simply salt solution which helps draw fluid away. It is a band aid type of treatment, not really curative. In someone your age, almost always the endothelium will regain its function after several weeks. Sometimes, we use a little prednosilone 1% drops to help with this, and it is safe to do so once the abrasion heals. At your next visit, consider mentioning this and see if the doc feels this will benefit you, Regards
Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
at this point, is there still significant pain? Has anything been done to correct the wrinkles?