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The Cornea

The Cornea

The cornea is a highly differentiated tissue to allow refraction and transmission of light.

Cornea Ailments

  • Corneal scars: There are many causes why the cornea may lose its transparency: congenital or acquired infections, trauma or corneal dystrophies.
  • Fuchs endothelial dystrophy or Guttata cornea: The first symptoms appear in the morning in the form of blurred vision that improves throughout the day. In the terminal stage, pain may appear due to the formation of bullae or blisters that can be broken by blinking.
  • Recurrent keratalgia: It is an entity that presents with sharp throbbing pain that usually appears when you wake up in the morning as soon as you open your eyes. The pain subsides throughout the day but repeats at irregular intervals and without apparent cause.
  • Keratitis: Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea.
  • Keratoconus: It is an alteration where the cornea is deformed forward and takes the form of a cone instead of a sphere.

    Treatment for corneal conditions:

    In the treatment of corneal conditions there are several types of surgery, which can be included in any of these techniques …

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