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Causes Of Corneal Scarring
How often does keratitis cause scarring? I've heard that infections in your cornea leave scars. Is that always true, or is there a way to make sure it heals without scarring?
Steroid : Steroid eye drops can limit scaring in some situations. They should be used only after the infection is under control. A recent study showed no huge impact in the final visual performance when steroids were used or not used in the treatment of bacterial keratitis. The final "scar" and its impact on vision is not realized until a person is 12-16 months out from and infection in my experience. The cornea has a remarkable ability to heal. Intense scars can clear some with time. Every case is different. The more central the scar, the greater its impact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cornea ulcer in my eye caused by pseudonomas. It left a scar on my cornea and i will have permanent blurred vision. What can I do to restore it?
Several options: I assume the infection was only on the surface so the interior of the eye is normal. Corneal scars can be dealt with in several ways. If the scarring is very superficial, a laser procedure called prk can remove this leaving the rest of the layers clear. If the scar is deeper, then a corneal transplantation can be done, removing the scar and putting on a donor. Discuss with a corneal specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Scar on cornea: The cornea is the window in front of the eye which lets light in and provides focus. If there is damage below the surface layer, there can be scarring. This may be light but could be heavy depending upon the cause. If the scar is peripheral, it will usually not be a problem but if central it can be a serious vision issue. ...Read more
Possible: If a corneal scar is prominent, there are contacts that can minimize or hide the scar. Some are simply colored and are available pre made. Others have to be custom fabricated and include for bad looking eyes, a scleral shell made by an ocularist. ...Read more
If any stain or scar is on corneal surface due to chemical injury, can it be removed ? It is blue circular ring stain laid between, sclera and cornea.
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