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Medicine For Corneal Diseases
Already in the drop: Fluorescein stain, to detect corneal defects and disease, is contained in a drop which includes a topical anesthetic. The anesthetic in fact can be in part diagnostic for corneal disease from painful defects because the use of the drop will eliminate the pain for the duration of the effect of the drop. ...Read more
Progression: Fuchs is when the interior lining of the cornea is spontaneously damaged enough that it can no longer pump fluid out of the cornea which then loses transparency. Correction is done by a transplant of the inner corneal lining from a proper donor and occasionally by a corneal transplant. So the relationship is one of progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fuchs: Fuchs is a disease of the inner layer of the cornea. In some pts, this layer fails over time and the cornea can become swollen. When the cornea is swollen, the patient can experience vision loss. Additionally, some patient's with Fuchs' get a plaque or membrane in their central corneal causing vision decline. In these instances, surgery such as DSEK (partial corneal transplantation) is helpful ...Read more
My father has recently been diagnosed with cornea disease, and we are in the early stages of researching possible ways to fix this problem. We've been told about a fairly new procedure called DSAEK. What is DSAEK, and how does it differ from others?
Check if needed: Not sure what you mean. The results of corneal transplant for keratoconus are excellent with very little rejection reported. If your disease is very advanced, and visual correction is limited by glasses, usually contact lenses, then a transplant can restore the best vision. Today, there are methods to transplant less tissue with excellent results. Feel good about the procedure if you need it. ...Read more
I seen on news about pig eyes for cornea damage. Will it work for me I blind in right eye from coats disease when I was 3?
Corneal damage: A corneal transplant is done when the persons cornea is scarred, damaged or misshapen so that it will not provide proper focus and light entry to the eye. This uses a donor cornea from a deceased individual that can substitute for the removed damage cornea - termed corneal transplantation or penetrating keratoplasty. ...Read more
See an eye doc: See an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis. If the abrasion is large enough, a bandage contact lens can be placed. This helps protect the surface and decrease pain, while the abrasion heals. For smaller abrasions, artificial tears and a topical NSAID are usually sufficient, as it will heal relatively quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer