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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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If you were to open your eyes underwater, could the water damage the surface of the eyes like the cornea, conjunctiva and the sclera?

If you were to open your eyes underwater, could the water damage the surface of the eyes like the cornea, conjunctiva and the sclera?

No: While the eyes might become irritated and be somewhat red when you surface, the water if uncontaminated, will cause no surface damage. Salt water in fact would be less harmful since it matches the surface fluids of the eye more exactly. ...Read more

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Can some 1 guide me, I have a white spot in my sclera too close to cornea /iris and its growing and moving towards vision. What shall I do?

Can some 1 guide me, I have a white spot in my sclera too close to cornea /iris and its growing and moving towards vision. What shall I do?

Should be examined: The most likely diagnosis is a pinguecula, which is very common and related to sun and environmental exposures.

Pterygium is another possibility--these can grow over the cornea, but are not malignant.

Lymphoma and carcinoma in situ rarely present in this manner. You should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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?

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 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

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Splashed NaOH in eye this morning. Very painful at first, now not so painful. Vision is good and cornea normal; sclera is partly red. L eyelid mess up?

Splashed NaOH in eye this morning. Very painful at first, now not so painful. Vision is good and cornea normal; sclera is partly red. L eyelid mess up?

Caution!: Sodium hydroxide is a very bad actor & may result in serious ocular complications. You may have only splashed your eyelids, because of the rather mild symptoms. The first thing to do is rinse your eyes with water for 30'. Have someone take you to the ER to evaluate your eyes asap. ...Read more

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Are scleral contact lens something for a thinning cornea?

Are scleral contact lens something for a thinning cornea?

Yes!: Patients with hinning corneas, either from keratoconus or other causes, are often good candidates for scleral lenses because they rest on the sclera and not the cornea. They do need to be fit carefully by an eye care practice that is skilled in the art and science to scleral lenses. Both optometrists and opthalmologists have these abilities. ...Read more

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Dumb. Scratched my eye. How long till my cornea heals?

Dumb. Scratched my eye. How long till my cornea heals?

Typically, 24 hours: The cornea turns over new cells every 24 hours, so typically a scratch will heal withing 24-48 hours, depending on how deep the scratch may be. You also need to be concerned that there is still not a foreign body present in the eye or the eye becomes infected. If your vision is affected, the pain increases, symptoms not improving, the eye is getting more red or is matted in the am, see your doc. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my eye? I think I scratched the cornea.

Possibly: Apparently you did something that you felt scratched your cornea. That is the most likely cause of sudden pain in the eye and light sensitivity common to this condition. It rarely happens spontaneously. See your ophthalmologist for treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does the sclera of my eye isn't white instead its. .. Slight brown....I dun smoke or consume alchohol?

Why does the sclera of my eye isn't white instead its. .. Slight brown....I dun smoke or consume alchohol?

Normal finding: If you darker skin, this is normal. In is called "benign racial melanosis". Like the skin the surface of the eye has pigment containing cells. If you are of northern european decent without a darker complexion, this may be abnormal. ...Read more

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Why would one of my eye sclera become yellowish?

Why would one of my eye sclera become yellowish?

See ophthalmologist: Contact your md ophthalmologist immediately for a complete medical eye examination. ...Read more

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What is the disorder i'd the eye where the corneas are different shapes?  

What is the disorder i'd the eye where the corneas are different shapes?  

Several types: Astigmatism is common, and is when the cornea is not the same roundness all the way around (it is a little flatter in one direction, like the surface of a football). Keratoconus is when the center of the cornea points outward too much, and cornea plana is when the cornea is too flat. ...Read more

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I have eye problem - scratched cornea?

I have eye problem - scratched cornea?

Corneal abrasion: A scratched cornea is called a corneal abrasion. Typically an object rubs off the surface layer of the cornea, causing immediate eye pain, redness, and blurred vision. Care should usually be sought from an ophthalmologist. Most abrasions heal quickly. ...Read more

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Does cornea eye thickness test hurt?

No pain: There is a slight stinging from the numbing drop applied before the test. The test touches the center of the cornea with an ultrasonic, tiny probe which you will not feel. One touch is all and the data is recorded. Not a test to be worried about in the least. ...Read more

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What does the cornea do in the human eye?

What does the cornea do in the human eye?

Front window: The cornea is transparent and has refractive qualities. This means that it lets light into the eye, and modifies it by focusing so that you see well. It is the front window of the eye and also is a protective cover for the inside of the eye. ...Read more

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Might it be that a burnt cornea affect your eye sight?

Might it be that a burnt cornea affect your eye sight?

Yes: There can be permanent scarring. Nonetheless, most patients heal surprisingly well. Many escape with only temporary blurriness. Many doctors postulate that some of the thermal energy from the burn is absorbed by the tear film, so many corneal burns are blunted in their effect.
Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) for ongoing treatment which can reduce scarring. ...Read more

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What could this small white dot near cornea of my eye be?

What could this small white dot near cornea of my eye be?

Pingueculum: It's probably a pingueculum, particularly if it is painless. These usually occur in the inner and/or outer white part of the eye. May be yellowish and occasionally can become inflamed. Other possibilities could include a cyst, scar, foreign body, calcium, limbal dermoid, tumor and others. If concerned see an eye md. ...Read more

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How come we see better from the cornea of our eye in dim light?

Type of the cells: Our central vision which is our macula has the best detail acuity/vision. Its mostly cone cells that works the best with light. It also sees the color. In our peripheral retina we have different cells which is called rod cells that sees black and white and it works better in the dim light. ...Read more

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How to brightered the sclera of the eye naturally?

Don't: Not possible and don't try the sclera tends to look less white as we age. It is usually not pathological. ...Read more

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What is released from the eye when the cornea is cut?

What is released from the eye when the cornea is cut?

Aqueous humor: The cornea is solid and has no internal fluids, . A cut all the way through will release the fluid from the front of the eye termed aqueous humor which bathes the lens, iris and inside of the cornea. It is under pressure and will seep out if the cornea is cut. This is a dangerous situation and requires immediate evaluation by an ophthalmologist to prevent infection and damage. ...Read more

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There's pain shots in my cornea and my eye is slightly red, what could it be?

There's pain shots in my cornea and my eye is slightly red, what could it be?

Several things: A few questions: are you a contact lens wearer? Did you traumatize the eye? Is the vision ok? These answers will shed light on the cause which could be infection, abrasion, dryness or allergy. If the symptoms are persistent and resist ordinary eyedrops, then you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

The list is long: Redness of the sclera or the covering conjunctiva is due to dilated blood vessels on either surface. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are dry eye, infection of the eye, inflammation inside of the eye, irritation to the surface of the eye, blood, chronic dilation of the blood vessels from poor sleep or chronic use of visine. You will need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Ulcerated cornea/surgery on eye. What can I expect?

Ulcerated cornea/surgery on eye. What can I expect?

What surgery: This is definitely something that needs to be seen to determine the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If the ulcer is so deep that there is a risk of penetrating the eye then a surgical procedure is necessary. ...Read more

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How to remove brown pigmentation from the eye cornea?

How to remove brown pigmentation from the eye cornea?

Eye Have An Answer..: If you mean the clear front part of the eye (that's the cornea), then an eye doctor can remove it with a special tool. Of course, depends also on how you got it. Born with it? Get a small metallic foreign body in it? Got"creative"and tried to get a tattoo there? Affecting your vision? If it's brown color on the iris (the colored disk that opens and closes around the pupil), that's another story... ...Read more

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What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

Type I: Human sclera is about 50% collagen material which is mostly all collagen type! .
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/6519194 ...Read more

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