How well do eyes heal?
The eye is a very resiliant and capable part of the body, which heals itself from most minor, moderate injuries and even major injuries.
How does it heal?
If the highly sensitive cornea is damaged, new/healthy cells slide immediately slide over and patch the injury before infection occurs and vision is affected. If the injury penetrates the cornea more deeply; however, the healing process will take longer. This can result in greater pain, blurred vision, tearing, redness, and extreme sensitivity to light. These problems may require specialist medical interventions. Very deep injuries may result in corneal scarring, which causes a haze to develop on the cornea that can greatly impair vision. The main solution for this is corneal transplantation.