Corneal Opacity Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Corneal Opacity treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Corneal Opacity


Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatments vary depending on the most likely cause of the scarring and how severe the scarring is. Treatments may include:

  • Eye drops containing antibiotics, steroids, or both
  • Oral medications

In some cases, scar tissue may be removed surgically. The surgery may be performed using a laser, called phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), if the scarring is close to the corneal surface. In more severe cases, a cornea transplant may be necessary.



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Learn what Corneal Opacity is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Corneal Opacity Causes
Causes
What causes Corneal Opacity? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Corneal Opacity Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Corneal Opacity? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Corneal Opacity Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Corneal Opacity Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Corneal Opacity symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Corneal Opacity Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Corneal Opacity
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Corneal Opacity.
Corneal Opacity Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Corneal Opacity Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Corneal Opacity? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Corneal Opacity Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Corneal Opacity treatment options are available?
Corneal Opacity Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Corneal Opacity Doctors
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Do you need to contact a doctor about Corneal Opacity? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

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