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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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Pannus (Definition)

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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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What are corneal flash burns?

What are corneal flash burns?

Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. ...Read more

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Can my cat scratch my cornea?

Can my cat scratch my cornea?

Certainly: If this has happened, you should make sure to see an ophthomologist to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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How do corneal transplants work?

How do corneal transplants work?

Expai: A donor cornea is identified. Surgery consists of taking of the patients cornea and placing the donor cornea in its place. The donor cornea is secured with very small sutures. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for micro cornea?

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

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How to best reduce plaque on cornea?

Depends: This depends on the type of plaque. Sometimes chemical sare use ti dissolve the plaque, other times the plaque is removed manually with instruments. ...Read more

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Ulcerated cornea. Do i need surgery?

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

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