What are the signs of corneal disease?
What are the signs and symptoms of corneal disease?
- visual impairment, such as blurred or cloudy vision,
- severe pain in the eye,
- tearing, and.
- sensitivity to light.
- Some patients have additional symptoms of headache, nausea, and fatigue.
Can a damaged cornea cause blindness?
Corneal opacities can cause anything from minor irritation to vision problems and even blindness. In fact, corneal problems are the fourth leading cause of blindness (after glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration). Injury, infection, and certain eye diseases can cause corneal opacities.
Can a damaged cornea repair itself?
The cornea can recover from minor injuries on its own. If it is scratched, healthy cells slide over quickly and patch the injury before it causes infection or affects vision. But if a scratch causes a deep injury to the cornea, it will take longer to heal.
What is keratoconus of the eye?
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision.