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My 7 yrs old daughter has a scarred right cornea from infection. Local doctors not suggest for cornea transplant. Right eye vision 20/60-100. Left eye is 20/20-25. What are the best option ?

My  7 yrs old daughter has a scarred right cornea from infection. Local doctors not suggest for cornea transplant.  Right eye vision 20/60-100. Left eye is 20/20-25. What are the best option ?

Second opinion: I suggest if you are still unsure you obtain a second opinion from a corneal specialist at a large academic institution. There are many available in georgia. Without know complete history of the infection, type of scarring, etc it is difficult to say for sure. The local docs may be right. The specialists may agree, but they would have the latest up-to-date answers for you, to put your mind at rest. ...Read more

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My son 1 year old scratched in my eye 6 months before and I am having a scar in cornea epithelium with blured vision and I have pain sometimes early in morning with eye swelling.doctor advised lubricating drops.will this cure?

My son 1 year old scratched in my eye 6 months before and I am having a scar in cornea epithelium with blured vision and I have pain sometimes early in morning with eye swelling.doctor advised lubricating drops.will this cure?

Rec. Epith. Erosions: Recurrent epithelial erosions occur when the basement membrane of the corneal epithelium heals irregularly following a corneal abrasion. Nightly lubrication with bland or hypertonic saline ointment for 6 months or more is curative, but with even one recurrence the clock goes back to day zero. A cornea specialist can attempt stromal puncturing. Good luck to you and the baby. ...Read more

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How do scars develop on corneas?

How do scars develop on corneas?

From deeper injuries: A scar can form on a cornea after a corneal ulcer or corneal erosion, because the injury goes deeper, beyond the surface layer of cells. A corneal abrasion injures just the top layer of cells, and usually heals in 1-2 days without a scar. For the deeper injuries, sometimes steroid eye drops are used later in the healing period to help decrease scar formation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have comfort while wearing contacts if I have a scar in my cornea? I was given contacts but the comfort only last about 5 hours.

Is it possible to have comfort while wearing contacts if I have a scar in my cornea? I was given contacts but the comfort only last about 5 hours.

Yes: Yes definitely. A contact lens acts in a way like a bandage and often feels more comfortable while on. Then when the lens is removed the eye is often more uncomfortable since the corneal surface is exposed. In this way a CL is a double edged sword as it may mask pain signifying damage to the cornea. Be sure to have eye care professional supervise your CL use. ...Read more

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Can I still wear soft contacts if I have a scar on my cornea?

Can I still wear soft contacts if I have a scar on my cornea?

Consult...: You have to ask your Ophthalmologist about this. I would not wear them unless they tell you it is ok to do so after a full check up. ...Read more

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If the scar in my cornea does not effect my vision, does that mean it is not serious and won't need a transplant?

If the scar in my cornea does not effect my vision, does that mean it is not serious and won't need a transplant?

Most likely: Corneal scars are only a problem if they are centrally located or the site of chronic inflammation. Quiescent corneal scars out of the visual line, can almost always be ignored and need no treatment. ...Read more

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How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

How do scars develop on corneas, is there any prevention or scar removal medicine?

Wound healing cornea: Severe damage to cornea tissues may result in scar formation. As there is no circulation within the cornea, wound healing is often outside the tissue with limited regenerative abilities. Often requires corneal transplant if extent of damage or scar accumulation is found. Abrasions can heal without scar tissue, but usually not full thickness damage. ...Read more

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Is there any contacts that will minimize a scar on ur cornea had a injury to my eye now it has healed with a scar

Is there any contacts that will minimize a scar on ur cornea had a injury to my eye now it has healed with a scar

Contact : Contact lenses will not minimize scarring, because by definition, scars are not something that changes with time unless something else affects the eye. If a contact lens causes further irritation to the eye, the scar could get worse. A gas permeable contact lens may allow good vision even if there is a scar, because that type of lens 'floats' on the tear film over the cornea. ...Read more

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I have heard, is it true that lubricated tear drops heal the irregular, scarred and swollen corneas ? Will it also cure the conjunctiva membrane ?

Depends!: Lubricating drops help to smooth the surface of the cornea, but there is only so much they can do. Conjunctival membranes are from a variety of sources! and they are neither common, nor regular! you best follow the advice of your ophthalmologist (not optometrist). ...Read more

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Does Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy surgery fully remove scars from the cornea? Will my cornea look normal again after surgery?

PTK is successful: PTK is a laser treatment to remove scars on the surface of the cornea....It has been very successful but has limitations...Keep us posted.. Dr.Sibley ...Read more