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Home Remedies For 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
Corneal opacities: Corneal opacities = leukoma = white spot on cornea. ...Read more
No: Anything causing a deposit anywhere on the cornea is termed an opacity - most due to a specific injury such as a foreign body or ulcer of the cornea after healing. Corneal dystrophy is more generalized throughout the cornea affecting one or another layer, some inherited and others like the condition fuch's, which is acquired. See your corneal specialist ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Corneal opacities: No. Corneal dystrophy is just one (quite rare) cause of a corneal opacity. Other causes include: various infections (especially, herpes), contact lens wear, corneal abrasions from foreign bodies, certain kinds of allergies (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), and excess desiccation (as occurs in people with eyelid paralysis and can't close them). ...Read more
Eye exam: An ophthalmologist needs to examine the corneas under a slit lamp bio microscope to determine what the opacities are. A corneal opacity does not mean you have a dystrophy. Visual acuity, location in the corneal layer, pattern, family history and medical history are a few other points to determine. ...Read more
Overlapping: Many corneal dystrophic conditions have the development of corneal opacities which can obstruct the vision and sometimes cause other symptoms. Any change in the clear normal architecture of the cornea would be termed opacity so dystrophy is just one subset. Check with your ophthalmologist to sort this out for you. ...Read more
See below: This is something that he should see an ophthalmologist for to determine whether it is a cause for concern. ...Read more
I am a 52 years old man, having corneal opacity in my right eye since 2003. This opacity appeared after healingof the corneal ulcer caused by contact lenses. What should I do?
Too vague: Depends on the cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
See ophthalmologist: Corneal scratches are quite painful. They can rarely get infected if the agent causing the scratch was contaminated. However tears are very anti-bacterial which helps. Treatment includes topical moisturizers, a therapeutic contact lens in some cases and anti-pain medication if needed. Uncomplicated scratches develop a new skin in 24 hours typically. If longer, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
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
See an eye doctor!: They will see how deep and long/big it is, and treat it based on size and pain level too. The cornea is very sensitive to pain. They may use a contact lens bandage or an eye patch depending on what's needed, along with specific eye drops needed. ...Read more
The first step is to remove the foreign body. Typically that's easily done in the office at the slit lamp, though if it's deeply embedded it could be more serious and require a trip to the or.
After that, antibiotic drops or ointment are used to avoid an infection as the corneal scratch ("abrasion") heals.
If an ulcer develops, it can be vision threatening, so followup is important. ...Read more
Oral steroids: Due to possible systemic side effects and other available therapies, oral steroids are not commonly used in the treatment of infectious corneal ulcers. If the corneal ulcer is inflammatory in nature, oral steroids are commonly utilized. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Lung Opacity is not a diagnosis or specific finding. It is a vague appearance seen on a chest X-ray or CT. The cause of the finding needs to be determined before a treatment is formulated. Causes can range from scarring from prior infections, trauma, fluid, infection, allergy, drowning, smoke inhalation, tumor, etc. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for this important eye disorder. ...Read more
First, it is best to try to identify and treat the underlying disease process, so that the inflammatory impetus to form new vessels is reversed or minimized.
If there is a quiet eye, there are a couple possible treatment options. First, laser ablation of the vessels has had some success, especially using a yellow dye laser. Second, a medicine that makes new blood vessels disappear can be injected. ...Read more
What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?
Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more
No: No this procedure should not damage the cornea but can cause some short term irritation of the cornea. ...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?
I have poor eyesight of about -7, and my cornea thickness is 535. What should I do to cure my eyes? Any treatment or surgery?
No Disease: You are a 7 diopter myope and I assume that yiur vision is correctable to normal levels with glasses. Your options include wearing glasses, wearing contact lenses or refractive surgery. Your cornea is of normal thickness and should not impose a deterrent to refractive surgery. ...Read more
When I was 13-years-old, I had two eye cornea transplants. Now that I'm older, are there other treatment options for my eyes?
Depends: If the second corneal transplant was successful and is clear, allowing good vision, then nothing need be done. If the graft is rejecting, the eye will lose clarity and become red and irritated. The most likely treatment option at this stage would be the need for topical eyedrops administered by a corneal specialist to treat graft rejection. ...Read more
See your dr.: Opacity or density in chest can mean many things. Common density is pneumonia. Densities can represent tumors or nodules in lungs. Contusion, hemorrhage can be dense. Everything is taken in context of clinical symptoms, fever, cough, trauma, coughing up blood, etc. Your doctor should be able to come up with treatment by comparing xray findings and clinical signs and symptoms. ...Read more