(HealthDay News) -- A corneal abrasion is the medical term for a scratch on the eye's cornea.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says there are steps you can take to protect your eyes from this injury:
- Wear a pair of protective goggles any time you are near machinery that could send particles into the air.
- Trim your fingernails short.
- Keep low-hanging tree branches trimmed.
- Take care when cleaning, installing and removing contact lenses.
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