Before Jeremy Stephens gets another crack at Yair Rodriguez – or whomever is the next – he needs an ophthalmologist to give the go-ahead.

Stephens suffered a corneal abrasion, or a superficial scratch on the surface of the eye, and faces a six-month layoff without doctor clearance, according to medical suspensions issued after the veteran UFC featherweight was ruled out of his UFC Mexico headliner.

The suspensions were released by the Association of Boxing Commissions’ official record-keeper, mixedmartialarts.com. The UFC oversaw the event this past Saturday at Mexico City; the promotion serves as the de-facto athletic commission in places where MMA isn’t regulated.

Stephens appeared with a heavily bandaged eye shortly after his fight with Rodriguez was ruled a no-contest. During an appearance Monday on “The Ariel Helwani Show,” the bandage was gone, and his eye appeared to be undamaged.

Stephens said he would get a doctor’s clearance to pave the way for an immediate rematch with Rodriguez, which he hopes will take place in the coming months.

Rodriguez inadvertently raked Stephens’ eyes just 15 seconds into the ESPN+ fight. Stephens suffered eye spasms, according to referee Herb Dean, and was unable to open his eye when cageside doctors checked on him. After five minutes, Dean called off the bout.

Rodriguez expressed sympathy for Stephens in the wake of the unfortunate stoppage, though he noted he’d been able to fight through a closed eye in a previous bout against Frankie Edgar.

The goodwill between the fighters didn’t last when the Stephens and Rodriguez exchanged words at the fighter hotel and nearly came to blows, Stephens told MMA Fighting.

In other notable suspensions, the badly bent elbow suffered by ex-strawweight champ Carla Esparza in a hard-fought in over Alexa Grasso will need doctor’s clearance.

Here is the full list of medical suspensions from UFC Mexico:

Jeremy Stephens: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for corneal abrasion.

Yair Rodriguez: suspended mandatory seven days.

Carla Esparza: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor for right elbow and nasal X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days.

Alexa Grasso: suspended 30 days for hard bout.

Brandon Moreno: suspended 30 days for right eye swelling.

Askar Askarov: suspended 30 days for hard bout.

Irene Aldana: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor with nasal X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days.

Vanessa Melo: suspended 30 days for hard bout.

Steven Peterson: suspended mandatory seven days.

Martin Bravo: suspended 60 days for KO; CT scan was negative. Also suspended 45 days with no contact.

Jose Quinonez: suspended 30 days for right foot soreness.

Carlos Huachin: suspended mandatory seven days.

Kyle Nelson: suspended mandatory seven days.

Marco Polo Reyes: suspended 180 days for TKO or until cleared by neurologist; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Angela Hill: suspended mandatory seven days.

Ariane Carnelossi: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor with nasal X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days for left brow laceration.

Sergio Pettis: suspended mandatory seven days.

Tyson Nam: suspended 30 days for hard bout.

Paul Craig: suspended mandatory seven days.

Vinicius Moreira: suspended 30 days for hard bout.

Bethe Correia: suspended 60 days for hard bout with 45 days no contact.

Sijara Eubanks: suspended 60 days for hard bout with 45 days no contact.

Claudio Puelles: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Marcos Mariano: suspended 30 days for hard bout.