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Corneal Guttata Symptoms
Different types: There are a number of different corneal dystrophies. Symptoms range from nothing at all to hazy, foggy or cloudy vision that may fluctuate from day to day or morning to evening. Some corneal dystrophies may also have irritation related to erosions of the corneal surface. ...Read more
Pain: Corneal abrasions are usually quite painful, although smaller ones can cause more of a foreign body sensation. In addition, the eye will usually become inflamed and red in the white part, and tear copiously. Sensitivity to light and blurred vision are often present as well. A prompt exam by an ophthalmologist is important to assess the injury, and prevent secindary problems like infection. ...Read more
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I have thickening of the cornea and the cornea specialist stated that I can have surgery. Should I have the surgery?, minor symptoms.
2mm Clear bump on cornea doesn't wear lenses, I think it could be a cyst but its clear, no symptoms at all, cannot take picture can't seen on pics.
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
Under age: Your are under 16, so you can not use this platform alone, an adult may ask on your behalf. However, you may want to see your primary doctor who may or may not refer you to an ophthalmologist, good luck ...Read more
Clear round spot or bump on cornea directly on cornea can't take pic, no pain or symptoms except tearing occasionally, is it serious, what treatment?
What are the signs or symptoms of a detached cornea? Does it always affect vision or pain? Any change to the way the eye looks? 1 of my eyes looks odd
?: You cannot have a detached cornea. If you have had, what is called, a lamellar corneal transplant, you could have a detachment of the tissue inside the eye. If you have not had prior corneal surgery, then what you suggest is not possible. See an ophthalmologist for an exam if your eye "looks odd". ...Read more
I have a clear cornea bump/ spot on my cornea its round and I think it's a cyst but IM not sure, I don't wear contact lenses and I'm not having symptom?
Bump: Please send photo or consult with us to be sure it is not serious. ...Read more
I have intermittant pain in my eye that feels similiar to a scratched cornea-no visual disturbance. What could this be a symptom of?
In Fuchs dystrophy, will contact lenses make symptoms worse because the cornea is getting less oxygen. I really don't want to give up wearing contacts?
Need to talk to eye:
Doctor. I would ask that to your opthalmologist. I feel that there is more a chance of you going blind wearing contacts. The oxygen is important and the new contacts are gas-permeable. But....... I would not take the chance of infection or keratitis and go blind.
Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a little red dot right next to my cornea with blood vessels stretching out from it. Not many symptoms. Sometimes ichy. Was swollen, but briefly?
An optometrist who had very dry fingers was rough with my eyes. What are symptoms of scratches to cornea/conjuntiva/sclera etc that I can monitor?
Foreign sensation : If your cornea or conjunctiva was scratched during examination, you would have moderately severe pain, tearing, photophobia, inability to fully open eyelid, and ocular redness. Your vision could be very blurry too, depending on what part was scratched. A discharge may also result. If these symptoms are absent, but you have some irritation, try using preservative free artificial tears every 1-2 hours. ...Read more
Doctor,can the heat inside car left in sun, cause cornea burn?if so what symptoms the heat might cause to the eye ? thank you
NO: If you can in hot car parked in the sun. Roll down all windows and put the AC on outside air. Just about the only problem would be sweating profusely and getting sweat into your eyes, which will cause burning and watering. Try not to rub your eyes with dirty hands. Use a clean tissue. In case of burning and tearing get any brand of artificial tears and instill in several times. ...Read more
I'm being treated for corneal ulcers. Been feeling nauseated and run down. Is this a normal symptom? Only using antibiotic eye drops.
No: You should discuss this with your primary care doctor. It is not likely related to the treatment of your corneal ulcers. ...Read more
Corneal abrasion heal on its own? I scratched my eye today with my fingernail, and my eye immediately started turning red in the corner of my eye where I scratched it. I have no soreness, or headaches, or blurred vision, or any other symptoms, just a red
Pachymetry: Corneal thickness which plays a role in several diseases of the eye, is measured currently with device termed a pachymeter. This uses a timed pulse of ultrasound which reflects off the top and bottom layers of the cornea which then is computed for that time to produce a digital readout of the corneal thickness. ...Read more
Cornea v. lens: Clouding of the natural lens (cataract) can be surgically correct with removal of the clouded lens and substitution of an intraocular lens. A cloudy cornea, which has many possible causes, can frequenly be improved with certain medications or corneal surgery such as a corneal transplantation. ...Read more
Alter eye power: Corneal rings are implanted arcs of plastic into the inner layers of the cornea. They cause a change in the refraction which neutralizes moderate degrees of myopia. They also have some use in moderate keratoconus to improve the vision and some feel to slow the progression. Your corneal specialist ophthalmologist can help with this. ...Read more
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