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Treatment Of Corneal Surface Opacity

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Corneal Opacity (Scar)

 

What is a corneal opacity ?

The cornea is the clear window in the front of the eye. The retina is like the film of the  eye. It captures images to send to the brain. In order for images to be captured properly in the retina, the cornea must remain clear. A corneal opacity or scar will prevent the light and the image from being properly transmitter to the retina . A corneal opacity or scar will prevent the light and the Images can become distorted, leading to decreased vision. Corneal opacities are caused by anything that can lead to a scar. Most common causes are eye injuries and infections.

 

Symptoms

Corneal opacity may cause:

 

What is the treatment for corneal opacities?

There are a few ways to remove scar tissue from the cornea. The best way for you partly depends on what caused the scar in the first place.

Very mild corneal opacities, or scars, may not need to be treated. Wearing special contact lenses can sometimes improve vision. They can work to “smooth” the irregular surface caused by the scar.

Some people need a corneal transplant to remove the scar tissue, especially if the scarring was more severe.

Other times, small amounts of scar tissue can be removed with a laser treatment. Your eye doctor will discuss the best treatment for you.

 

Prevention

To help reduce your chance of corneal opacity:

 


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