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I'm having a corneal scraping on tuesday. They will be placing a chemotherapy agent on my cornea. Just wondering what the recovery time is on this?
Explanation: It is can be painful or sensitive for a week. Occasionally 2 weeks. ...Read more
That can be anything from a simple removal of the epithelium (epitheliectomy) to more advanced superficial keratectomy, to more involved "anterior lamellar keratectomy" to a full corneal transplant "penetrating keratoplasty."
many times people also call pterygium surgery a "scraping procedure."
i have also heard people call cataract surgery a scarping procedure (which is not correct!). ...Read more
Hospital or not? My son was playing soccer and didn't notice there was a tree in front of him and he ran right into it. He got a scrape from his eye to the middle of his cheek should I take him to the hospital?
Hello. I am assuming that he did not have a loss of consciousness since it was not mentioned. A person can have a mild concussion without loss of consciousness. If he has these symptoms he should be evaluated: feels dazed, blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, headache, confusion or problems with short term memory. If he has eye pain, he could have a corneal abrasion. Often a scrape doesn't require medical intervention, but if there is a laceration that might need suturing that would be different.
So some specific reasons to go to the er would include: possible concussion; laceration that might need suturing; possible abrasion of his cornea, visual changes, if he needs more pain control than you can provide or if you don't believe you can clean out the wound adequately. When was his last tetanus shot? Take care. ...Read more
Flat Corneas: Flat corneas present a real challenge because the contacts tend to move excessively. You may need to have a custom contact lens designed for your eye. You may obtain better vision from a gas permeable hard contact lens. Call your local opthalmologist and optometrist for more information. If your current lenses don't work, then seek a second contact lens fitting elsewhere. ...Read more
Corneal damage: A corneal transplant is done when the persons cornea is scarred, damaged or misshapen so that it will not provide proper focus and light entry to the eye. This uses a donor cornea from a deceased individual that can substitute for the removed damage cornea - termed corneal transplantation or penetrating keratoplasty. ...Read more
From deeper injuries: A scar can form on a cornea after a corneal ulcer or corneal erosion, because the injury goes deeper, beyond the surface layer of cells. A corneal abrasion injures just the top layer of cells, and usually heals in 1-2 days without a scar. For the deeper injuries, sometimes steroid eye drops are used later in the healing period to help decrease scar formation. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately there is no cure for micro cornea. Often this is associated with congenital cataracts and part of congenital syndromes with varying degrees of maldevelopment of the eye. In the best scenario, microcornea with a uncomplicated cataract extraction will often yield good visual results. ...Read more
Cornea can not be:
Cornea is the clear part of the eye and can not be yellow
your question does not make any sence, look in your eye and see or look in this picture and llearn about the eye. Cornea is transparent circular structure in the middle. ...Read more
Perhaps: A corneal ulcer is a vert serious infection usually caused by a virus or bacteria and rarely by atypical micro-organisms. If it is not controlled with anti-microbials and/or there is too much inflammation, then the cornea will thin out & eventually perforate. That will require immediate treatment and likely surgery. Even if the infection is cured patients may still require surgery for scarring. ...Read more
Lubrication: Treatment is based on the depth and size of the damaged area. Sometimes, only lubricating drops are given. Antibiotics may be considered to prevent infection. Occasionally a bandage contact lens is used. The cornea can usually heal itself very rapidly. ...Read more
It depends. . .: To a layperson a scratched cornea might look like a red tearing eye. An eye doctor would use a microscope called a slit lamp to inspect the cornea. A small amount of dye will highlight the scratch under a blue light attached to the microscope. With proper treatment a small scratch on the cornea should heal quickly and leave minimal if any scarring. ...Read more
See an eye doc: See an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis. If the abrasion is large enough, a bandage contact lens can be placed. This helps protect the surface and decrease pain, while the abrasion heals. For smaller abrasions, artificial tears and a topical NSAID are usually sufficient, as it will heal relatively quickly. ...Read more