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Corneal Scars

Corneal scars refer to the abnormality in the cornea that limits the cornea's ability to focus the light accurately. The minor scars are resolved on their own. However, if scarring occurs, the vision can be affected by blocking the light while entering the eye.

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Can vision loss occur due to corneal scarring?

Query: Hi doctor, I have only GenTeal eye drops that I had opened three months ago. I have been instructed to use them for a mild corneal abrasion. Is it okay to use them? They are the only ones I have in hand. Can I instead use nothing at all? If I did not lose vision at this point, can I lose vision from...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in. Sorry to hear about your predicament, and I understand your concern. Any eye drop opened more than a month should be disposed of and not used beyond that period as contamination with bacteria or even fungus is possible. And given that you have bee...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for partial vision loss after scleritis treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I saw an ophthalmologist for what I thought was a pink eye infection. The following issues were addressed: Acute (sudden onset) inflammation of the conjunctiva (the membrane that covers the white part of the eye) causing the white part of the eye to become red and irritated with the fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your history, I understand that you have two concerns. Firstly, what has gone wrong and the second is how to fix it? From what you have mentioned in your query, I can tell that you have at least two problems interfering with your vision. 1. Corne...  Read Full »

Can corneal scar be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, One month ago, some iron particle fell into my left eye. When I went to the hospital, they said that there is a scar on the front of the pupil. Also, I was informed that there is no treatment for that. Please tell me some solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to . You seem to have a residual scar on your cornea post removal of iron particle. Usually, iron particles leave behind a very small scar, which do not affect vision significantly. The scar by itself is non-progressive. If there is no loss of vision or glare, it is better ...  Read Full »

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 »

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