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The plastic end of my camera strap went into my eye. I have what looks like a small bruise on cornea. How can I treat this? Blurred vision in that eye

The plastic end of my camera strap went into my eye. I have what looks like a small bruise on cornea. How can I treat this? Blurred vision in that eye

Eye trauma: Direct trauma to the eye with blurry vision is cause for concern. You should see a doctor about it today. Do not put any medications in your eye and remove your contacts (if wearing it) until seen by a doctor. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What exactly is the cornea?

What exactly is the cornea?

See below: It is the clear tissue in the front of the eye that helps focus light (along with the lens inside the eye) onto the retina (the back wall of the inside of the eye) that senses this light (image) and sends a signal to the brain via the optic nerve for the perception of sight. ...Read more

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What are corneal opacities?

What are corneal opacities?

Corneal opacities: Corneal opacities can be cause by anything that injuries the cornea or causes scarring of the cornea. Foreign bodies in the eye are common causes, late effects of severe trauma, various infections, certain congenital or genetic conditions. The image below shows you what one kind of opacity looks like. Do a google search under 'images' for corneal opacity and you will see lots. ...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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Corrections for corneal scarring, what to do?

Corrections for corneal scarring, what to do?

Varies: Treatment varies with the location and extent of scarring. Many corneal scars need no treatment at all. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your options. ...Read more

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Why might I continually have corneal erosions?

Why might I continually have corneal erosions?

See below: You may have predisposing corneal conditions like chronic dry eye or a corneal dystrophy - you should see a cornea specialist. ...Read more

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What is corneal sclerosis?

What is corneal sclerosis?

Old term: This is an older term, but I think it is synonymous with band keratopathy. A degeneration of the cornea seen in eye with a chronically damaged cornea, resulting in opacification of the cornea. ...Read more

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What is corneal dystrophy?

What is corneal dystrophy?

Inherited disorder: Dystrophies are inherited disorders. For the cornea, there are many dystrophies. The most common corneal dystrophy is the anterior basement membrane corneal dystrophy. It is also called map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy. ...Read more

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Risks of corneal tattooing?

Lots: There is risk of infection, scarring, and a reaction to the dye, among others. ...Read more

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I have corneal dystrophy. What is it?

I have corneal dystrophy. What is it?

Corneal problem: Corneal dystrophy is a term used for a group of inherited disorders of the cornea; the clear part in the front of the eye. They can lead to varying degrees of vision loss depending on the kind of dystrophy. Most can be treated either medically or surgically. ...Read more

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How dangerous are corneal transplants?

Corneal transplants: Have multiple purposes and generally they are performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Most patients do very well, but the surgery does have an extended recovery time and requires frequent follow up. Your eye surgeon will be able to let you know if a corneal transplant is something you will benefit from overall. ...Read more

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Are there successful corneal transplants?

Corneal transplant: Most transplants are successful technically. After, likeany other transplant, rejections can occur for a number of reasons. However, newer technology has replaced them with procedures called dsek and dlak, both offer similar vision improvement, but shorter and safer recovery period. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect from corneal transplants?

Any tips? What should I expect from corneal transplants?

Improved vision: Corneal transplantation surgery removes a disease and non-transparent cornea, with a clear donor cornea which in most cases will heal in place and restore vision. It requires 6 months to a year to heal properly and the diligent use of eyedrops and regular follow-up with the surgeon who does it. But it can be very satisfying when all goes well. ...Read more

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I have something that feels like a bruise, but is not a bruise?

I have something that feels like a bruise, but is not a bruise?

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to answer a question as this without seeing able to see the area involved. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Are bruises dangerous?

Are bruises dangerous?

No.: For the most part, not dangerous at all. As they go away over 1-2 weeks they may turn a little yellowish, but that's normal. As long as the pain's going away also, there's nothing to worry about! Cheers! ...Read more

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What is a corneal scar?

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

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How to remove bruises!?

How to remove bruises!?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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I am covered in bruises?

I am covered in bruises?

Low platelets?: You need to have your blood counts checked now. There are a number of causes of new bruising, the most common of which is an antibody-mediated destruction of your platelets (there are treatments for this). Are you having any other bleeding symptoms like nose bleeds or gum bleeding? A doctor will start with a few blood tests, and once a cause is found, treatment can be planned. ...Read more

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What's a corneal abrasion?

What's a corneal abrasion?

A scratched cornea: The cornea is the clear dome shaped tissue that is in the front of the eye. When you scratch the cornea, you have damaged the surface layer or epithelial cells. It will cause tearing, redness, light sensitivity and blurry vision until it heal. Healing times vary but in general range from 1-4 days. ...Read more

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Why am I bruising so bad?

Why am I bruising so bad?

Stop anticoagulants: Bruising is caused by bleeding and implies coagulation problems. Aspirin, nsaids, coumadin, (warfarin) plavix, xarelto, some herbals, and many others lead to bleeding. Check for these causes. Otherwise need a hematologist to check blood for lack of clotting factors as easy bruising/bleeding is not a good or natural sign, especially in a young person. Limit trauma. ...Read more

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Can you bruise your spine?

Can you bruise your spine?

Yes, I am sure.: If you have a fall or have been in accident. ...Read more

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What is corneal transplant?

Replacement: A cornea transplant is a replacement of the eye's natural cornea, which is the front clear window of the eye. There are different types of transplants depending on which layer of the cornea needs to be replaced. ...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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What is a corneal ulceration?

What is a corneal ulceration?

A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to heal forefoot bruise?

How to heal forefoot bruise?

Rest: Rest area, reduce pressure on area, give it 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How serious is a corneal scar?

How serious is a corneal scar?

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 more

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What are the tests for bruises?

What are the tests for bruises?

With no trauma...: Many causes of abnormal bleeding problem (coagulopathy): could relate to anything affecting platelets medication (rx or otc such as aspirin), bone marrow disorders, rapid destruction of platelets in spleen), one of many types hemophilia. Clotting is very complex: blood tests first (some unisual); if cause not clear: refer to hematologist. Often, spontaneous bruises less than 2cm turn out ok, c doc. ...Read more

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Why am I bruising all the time?

Why am I bruising all the time?

Maybe what you take: Bruising of the skin has many causes. Medications such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can. Supplements like vit e, fish oil and ginko may do it. Alcohol intake thins the blood. Simple aging skin becomes thinner and more prone to bruising, especially in women. However, if the cause is not obvious, it is extremely important to see your internist for a complete check up! ...Read more

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