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Pannus (Definition)

A pannus is an apron of fat ...Read more


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How do I know if I have a corneal tear?

How do I know if I have a corneal tear?

Pain: A corneal tear or abrasion is very painful. The cornea has many nerve endings and when scratched or torn can be very painful. Corneal abrasions should be seen and treated as infections can develop that may lead to scarring and permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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How can they check the thickness of your corneal?

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

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What are some alternate cures for clouding of the corneal lens?

What are some alternate cures for clouding of the corneal lens?

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

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Does anyone have any experience with corneal rings? What do the rings do for people?

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

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Irritated on and off for a few weeks now. Could it be a corneal scratch or something more serious?

Irritated on and off for a few weeks now. Could it be a corneal scratch or something more serious?

See you physician: Corneal abrasions should resolve faster than "weeks". May be due to allergies or foreign material in your eye area. Eye doctor is best, as they have slit lamps to view the entire sclera (white) and conjunctiva touching and surrounding the cornea. ...Read more

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Corneal scratch.What do I do?

See an eye doctor: Immediately or go to your local er. Without proper treatment, you could get a serious eye infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to swim while taking medication for corneal scratch?

Is it okay to swim while taking medication for corneal scratch?

depends: I would certainly wait until your ophthalmologist says ok. You would not want to get an infection ...Read more

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How can you heal a corneal abraision?

How can you heal a corneal abraision?

Short time interval: A corneal abrasion is the loss of the overlying skin on the cornea, the window that lets light into the front of the eye. They are usually quite painful. Your ophthalmologist should see this, and may use eyedrops, a therapeutic contact lense and sometimes patching. Healing is usually rapid in 1-2 days unless there is a problem. Try not to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Cornea (Definition)

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