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    Who is best to treat my scratched eye, a GP, Optometrist or Opthalmologist?

    2days ago I scratched by eye on a sharp tree branch.

    It is a large, painful scratch that is showing no sign of healing.

    Who is best to treat me, a GP, Optometrist or Opthomologist?
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  • Have been in private practice for 35 years and specialise in assessing eye diseases and giving professional advice regarding these conditions. With the installation of … View Profile

    A scratched eye or corneal abrasion are uncomfortable and create light sensitivity.Generally a doctor or optometrist are the first port of call.A mimor scratch is generally treated by topical antibiotics,but if no response or occurs with treatment then a more serious bacterial or fungal infection can be present.The Dr or Optometrist will refer to an ey specialist ASAP for further investigation

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