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What are corneal opacities?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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