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What are the causes of lung scarring?

What are the causes of lung scarring?

Smoking: The most common cause is smoking. Certain diseases like TB can also leave permanent scars in your lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Ophthalmologist: Only an ophthalmologist is going to be able to sort this out, and pretty easily. Yes, there are literally thousands of causes of these conditions. ...Read more

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Can dryness increase problem of corneal neovascularization?

Not typically: Dry eye does not typically result in corneal neovascularization, although if there is associated severe inflammation it can happen. ...Read more

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Can dry eye cause swelling of the cornea?

Can dry eye cause swelling of the cornea?

Sort of: Dry eye can cause keratitis, usually inflammation of the epithelial layer on the surface of the eye. That can make the cornea a little thicker, but we normally don't call that swelling. Corneal swelling, called corneal edema, usually occurs from an increase in fluid in the tissue of the cornea. ...Read more

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What causes cornea abrasion?

What causes cornea abrasion?

foreign body: Most commonly, a foreign body, like a speck of dirt, a metal shard, etc will get into your eye and cause a corneal abrasion. These can be painful and need to be treated, especially if over the pupil, so scarring is less likely to occur (which if occurs over the pupil could cause visual problems). ...Read more

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Is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

Is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

Yes: Hopefully you are under the care of an ophthalmologist for this problem. Scar formation is one of several serious consequences of having a corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Biotin Deficiency: Biotin Def is very very rare condition and it usually happens in people with malabsorption syndromes like Crohn's dx, people who get IV nutrition, on Antibiotics for long period of time. Biotin is a coenzyme for Vitamin B group and Vit B group help burning carbohydrate in our body, lack of biotin can cause hair loss, skin and nail problem and peripheral neuropathy but no Cataract. ...Read more

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What causes lack of eye pigment?

What causes lack of eye pigment?

Lack of eye pigment: Lack of eye pigment can be due to: genetics/inheritance; congenital condition called albinism characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair; lack of nerve innervation to iris (congential horner's syndrome); trauma; prior eye surgery. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Corneal transplant?

What are the complications of Corneal transplant?

Rejection: Many potential complications can associated with corneal transplant, either during the surgery or after surgery during recovery period. Hemorrhage inside the eye is the most serious complication during surgery. Rejection of the graft can occur years later. Infection is not common but can occur. Also some diseases can recur in the corneal graft too. ...Read more

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Corneal ulcer, what is the chance of vision loss from this?

Depends: On many factors like the type of ulcer, where the ulcer is, etc. Corneal ulcers can be potentially blinding and should be treated preferably by a corneal specialist. ...Read more

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What causes corneal rosacea?

What causes corneal rosacea?

The skin: It is ocular rosascea and it is associated with acne rosascea of the skin around the eyes. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown origin but ocular rosascea can usually be well controlled. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic red, bloodshot eyes?

What are the causes of chronic red, bloodshot eyes?

Many: Chronic means there is something persistent and ongoing to continuously cause the redness. Possibilities include allergic exposure, eye dryness and conjunctival inflammation. You might start with over the counter, anti-allergic drops for the eyes. If this fails see your ophthalmologist . I am assuming that your vision is not affected. If it is, seek an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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Causes of iritis and other eye problems?

Causes of iritis and other eye problems?

Mostly unknown: Most iritis (also termed uveitis) is from unknown causes. A few are related to certain systemic rheumatoid and GI inflammations. There is a tendency for recurrence but there is effective treatment which you ophthalmologist can supply. ...Read more

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What types of serious complications might occur if there is exposure of the filtering bleb due to excessive eyelid removal in blepharoplasty?

What types of serious complications might occur if there is exposure of the filtering bleb due to excessive eyelid removal in blepharoplasty?

Dry eye: If you are referring to the development of ectropion as the result of over resection of the lower lid need to seek care from surgeon performing the procedure to possibly correct the deformity with lateral canthopexy or other surgical treatment. ...Read more

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If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

Sort of : Lattice degeneration is retinal thinning of inner retina that may progress to outer layers, when the retinal pigment epithelium can become sec. ...Read more

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What causes damage to the fovea of an eye?

What causes damage to the fovea of an eye?

A few things: The fovea is the central portion of the retina which receives all the fine detailed images such as reading or face recognition. It can be damaged by many things including retinal detachment, inherited retinal degeneration, inflammation of the eye, diabetes, albinism, laser light exposure, macular degeneration, drusen deposits, drug toxicity and a number of other things. ...Read more

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Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Many things.: The disease is often from association with other diseases like wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be from disorders of menstruation. For this reason, scleritis can occur in young women. It can also be the first symptom of connective tissue diseases like scleroderma. Episcleritis or inflammation of the episclera, is less serious and rarely becomes scleritis. ...Read more

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What are some of the conditions treated by Corneal transplant?

What are some of the conditions treated by Corneal transplant?

Cornea diseases: Conditions that may be treated by corneal transplant include but not limited to trauma, corneal scars from various infectious and non-infectious etiologies, some hereditary diseases such as various corneal dystrophies. ...Read more

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What is congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium?

What is congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium?

It is: A very darkly pigmented lesion of the retina found during an eye exam. It is similar to a mole or nevus, but has some distinctive differences. Unlike a mole, it cannot become cancerous. It does not affect the vision and should be of no concern to you. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

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Cornea (Definition)

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