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A 41-year-old member asked:

How serious is a corneal scar?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Depends: On the location and size of the scar. Tiny corneal scars are common and of no consequence. Scars that affect the vision need treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your scar.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
52 years experience
Varies.: Corneal scars can vary from small to large and superficial to deep. The location is also important. If is ouf to the side it may cause no problem versus being more central and causing glare or blurred vision. It all comes down to how it effects a person's ability to function and how if necessary it can be dealt with. See ophthalmologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is a corneal scar?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Scar on eyeball: The cornea is the clear translucent anterior layer overlying the pupil that allows light to pass without restriction to the back of the eye where the retina receives it. A scar on the cornea distorts the light coming through much like a crack on a windshield or smear on a mirror.
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