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Corneal Opacities

The cornea is a transparent membrane that allows light to travel through it for image viewing. In corneal opacity, the cornea's transparency is hampered due to scarring or clouding of the membrane. It leads to visual impairment and blindness. Symptoms are blurring of vision, irritation, tearing, eye discharge, etc. It is caused by injuries, chemical irritation, radiation injury, infections, corneal dystrophies, etc. It is treated by phototherapeutic keratectomy and antibiotic eye drops.

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What treatment can I opt for high degree of corneal opacity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. 25 years ago, I had radial keratotomy on both eyes. After a year, I had for the second time in my left. Later, BCVA in left became 9/10 and right 10/10. Now over a month, I am experiencing a blurry vision in the left with occasional headache and left eye pain. Thr...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures of your old records (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By your description, I understand you have some idea about your condition. It looks like irregular astigmatism. This might have developed due to weakening of cornea, whi...  Read Full »

There is a tiny grey spot on cornea after keratitis treatment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have keratitis and after the treatment, I still have a tiny grey spot on my cornea. Here is the treatment which I had followed: Visit 1 - (October 2014) Fucithalmic eye drops 1 % - three times daily for two weeks. Visit 2 - (October 2014) Exocine 0.3 % - four times daily for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you had keratitis and following the treatment, you have a small corneal opacity. Artelac is an artificial tear eye drops and it can be used for a long time without causing side effects. Hence no need to be worried ...  Read Full »

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