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Causes Of Corneal Scarring
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No it is not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
What types of serious complications might occur if there is exposure of the filtering bleb due to excessive eyelid removal in blepharoplasty?
If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?
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
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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