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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Overview)

Corneal inflammation refers to irritation of the cornea, which is the clear tissue of the eye that covers the pupil.


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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
75 doctors shared insights

Corneal Inflammation (Overview)

Corneal inflammation refers to irritation of the cornea, which is the clear tissue of the eye that covers the pupil.


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How serious is corneal inflammation?

How serious is corneal inflammation?

Risk of blindness: Corneal inflammation is often associated with ulcer that heal with scarring and cause opacities in the cornea. Depending on the nature, severity and extent of inflammation, corneal inflammation can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Treating Gingivitis

Brush your gums and teeth to reduce the amount of plaque. This will decrease the inflammation. ...See more

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How serious is corneal inflammation?

Risk of blindness: Corneal inflammation is often associated with ulcer that heal with scarring and cause opacities in the cornea. Depending on the nature, severity and extent of inflammation, corneal inflammation can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Corneal inflammation --- how long until vision returns?

Corneal inflammation ---   how long until vision returns?

See an eye doctor: It depends on the cause. You must see an eye doctor to determine the cause, treatment, and prognosis. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for cornea inflammation?

What is the best treatment for cornea inflammation?

Topical steroids: Inflammation is typically treated with steroid eye drops such as durezol, (difluprednate) pred forte, or lotemax. Just as important is knowing the cause of the inflammation so that the underlying problem can be treated. Inflammation is a common response to some type of insult or disease. Steroids can have serious side effects and are usually used for a limited time. Treating the underlying cause is critical. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest inflammation of cornea?

What symptoms suggest inflammation of cornea?

Pain or cloudy visio: Corneas are very important in vision, you should promptly see an eye doctor...They are called ophthomologists. ...Read more

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My sister has inflammation of cornea. What should I tell her?

My sister has inflammation of cornea. What should I tell her?

See an eye doctor: The cornea can swell as a result of several conditions, but true inflammation is much less common and is often a result of infection. Regradless of the cause, any decreased vision from corneal swelling should be evaluated by an eye doctor. There are usually very good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Keratitis (Definition)

The cornea is the clear tissue in front of the iris. Iris gives your eyes color. Keratitis is inflammation if cornea. Keratitis is caused by trauma (contact lens wear, dry eyes), degeneration, and infection. Contact lens wear is the most important risk factor for infectious keratitis. Herpes is a common cause of keratitis. Keratitis can be sight threatening. Keratitis ...Read more


Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more