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Category: Cornea Conditions

Treating Keratoconus - The INTACS Alternative
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Treating Keratoconus – The INTACS Alternative

An alternative way to treat keratoconus is through the use of prescribed micro thin inserts called INTACS.  While it was originally approved for the correction of minor degrees of myopia, or nearsightedness, INTACS has since been given the green light to treat keratoconus. The ultimate aim of INTACS is the alleviation of one’s vision problems […]

Complications from Corneal Grafts
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Complications from Corneal Grafts

Corneal graft is a transplant surgical procedure where part of or the entire cornea is removed and replaced with a healthy one. The replacement cornea is obtained from a person who passed away recently and who elected to donate his cornea. Just like any surgical procedure, the risk of complications also exists in corneal grafts. […]

Keratomycosis - also called Fungal Keratitis
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Keratomycosis – also called Fungal Keratitis

Keratitis is the general medical term used to describe an inflammation that occurs in the cornea of the eye. Corneal inflammations can be caused by various agents, notably bacterial, fungal or viral – but whatever the agent the cornea is going to present some quite nasty symptoms. Keratomycosis is the name reserved for keratitis initiated […]

What Happens during a Corneal Transplant?
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What Happens during a Corneal Transplant?

Corneal transplant is a surgical procedure where a damaged cornea is removed and replaced with a healthy cornea from a deceased donor. This helps patients see clearly, reduces eye pain and saves the eye in case of an eye trauma or ulcer that has damaged or is about to damage the cornea. While corneal transplants […]

Recovering From a Corneal Transplant
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Recovering From a Corneal Transplant

The cornea is the transparent front part of your eye. It covers your eye’s pupil, anterior chamber and iris. There are instances when your cornea becomes diseased or damaged. When that happens, you can undergo corneal transplant.  This is a surgical procedure that is undertaken to replace your damaged cornea with a cornea obtained from […]

Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratitis
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Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis

Keratitis is the generic name given to any kind of inflammation of the cornea, the dome shaped translucent membrane at the front of the eye that both covers and protects the eye as well as being part of the focussing function. The cornea is made up of five individual layers which can all be subject […]