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Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

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10 Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases

Super-Speciality Trained Ophthalmologists
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
10 Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases

The cornea is a highly organized and advanced tissue present in the eye. It is one of the few tissues in the body that doesn't contain any blood vessels. It nourishes itself from the aqueous humor (or tears). The cornea has three different layers with two membranes embedded in it. Every membrane has its own set of functions.

Here is a list of 10 important facts about the cornea and corneal diseases:

  1. The cornea plays a pivotal role in helping the eye to focus on the light rays that enter it. Approximately 70 percent of the focusing power comes from the cornea. The cornea, along with the lens, is responsible for reflection and refraction in the eye.
  2. The epithelium is the outermost layer of the cornea. It restricts the entry of foreign particles into the eye and absorbs oxygen. This membrane is followed by the Bowman's membrane. The third layer is known as the stroma. It is responsible for the eye's elasticity and strength. The fourth layer is called the Descemet's membrane. This is a protective layer that safeguards the eye from any injury. The last layer is known as the endothelium. The primary task of this layer is to pump excess fluid into the other layers of the eye.
  3. Tears play a key role for an eye to function properly. Tears have three layers, namely lipid, aqueous and mucin. It helps the eye to heal any possible wounds and infection.
  4. The cornea, for the most part, heals by itself. Deeper injuries of the cornea can result in vision loss. Some of the common symptoms of corneal diseases are light sensitivity, pain in the eye, redness and reduced vision.
  5. The most common of eye allergies are caused due to pollen. This often happens when the weather is dry or warm. Some common symptoms include burning sensation, redness, tearing and stinging.
  6. The eye encounters a condition called 'dry eye' wherein the quantity of tears reduces, thereby creating a problem for lubrication. An ophthalmologist should be immediately consulted if this condition is encountered.
  7. Corneal dystrophy is a condition that clouds the cornea. It is a gradual progression and often affects both the eyes. It is usually inherited and can affect healthy individuals as well.
  8. Keratoconus is an eye condition that thins the cornea over a period of time. It is mostly prevalent among young adults. This condition results in changing the shape of the cornea and development of an outward bulge.
  9. Shingles is a recurrence of the viral infection caused by the Vatic El - La Zoster Virus. This virus has the capability to remain dormant inside the eye. It can become active after many years of dormancy and affect the cornea by travelling through the optic nerve. Doctors mostly prescribe an oral antiviral treatment to avoid inflammation.
  10. Some advanced treatment for corneal diseases includes corneal transplant surgery, anterior lamellar keratoplasty and endothelial lamellar keratoplasty
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i had redness and itching in my left eye. Consulted a doctor and they said its Allergy Conjunctivitis and gave me "Lotepred", "Acupate" and "Refresh EZEE". For first few days it was fine and then itching started again. Then i consulted an another doctor and doctor said its just an allergy. He prescribe me "Systane Ultra" and "FML-T". From last 2 days there is no relief. Please suggest, what to do ?

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Identify the cause for allergy and avoid it. Use mild soap for the face. Dont splash water inside your eyes. Cold packs will be better . Artificial Tears will not help you. Cold packs will be good. Avoid antibiotic eye drops.
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Could you please sugest me some medicine. I m facing some floater problem in my both eyes. I see Some tiny hair like structures hanging around.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Could you please sugest me some medicine. I m facing some floater problem in my both eyes. I see Some tiny hair like ...
medicines usually dont work for floaters.. most important is that you need to undergo retina checkup with retina surgeon .. as recent onset floaters warrant thorough retina checkup
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My eyes is paining so badly. And it's red from more than 13 days. What to do get rid of this problem? Can you suggest me something to do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eyes is paining so badly. And it's red from more than 13 days. What to do get rid of this problem? Can you suggest...
Dear lybrate user, red eyes could be because of many reasons but commonly it is due to allergy or infection. You need to visit eye specialist to differentiate between the two as the treatment is different. Also get your eyes checked for any glass power.
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you have to take rest fr a day and if d prblm continue you have to take an eye drop for your eye.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
you have to take rest fr a day and if d prblm continue you have to take an eye drop for your eye.
You put rose water in eyes and close eyes for few mins...do it 2-3 times in a day...it will be healed... Still for any more queries...feel free to ask me...
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My sister has red eye from three days. And her head is also paining. what should i do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My sister has red eye from three days. And her head is also paining. what should i do?
could be because of many reasons but commonly it is due to allergy or infection. You need to visit eye specialist to differentiate between the two as the treatment is different. Also get your eyes checked for any glass power
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Is there any treatment for Pimperne vulgaris I. E Antibodies creation. In allopathy, taking steroids is the remedy. Taking steroids since 1 year. This affects the organs. Due to this early cataract has formed in both eyes.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Is there any treatment for Pimperne vulgaris I. E Antibodies creation. In allopathy, taking steroids is the remedy. T...
Hello as you know,steroid is mainstay of treatment. cataract can be easily treated (by surgery )with good results
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Hi, mere face pe kuch marks h . Tou doctor ne mujhe melaglow cream lgane ko bola tha. On eyes also. Because of dark circles. Bt us vjha se mere eyes pe swelling aa gai h. Main kya kru ab. Iska effect eye sight pe toh ni hoga.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi, mere face pe kuch marks h . Tou doctor ne mujhe melaglow cream lgane ko bola tha. On eyes also. Because of dark c...
Hello Mine lagta hai ki aapki eyes us cream se sensitive hain.stop using cream on eyes. Don't worry aapki eyesight par koi effect nahi hoga
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Can you please tell me about the symptoms of night blindness and how to over come.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Can you please tell me about the symptoms of night blindness and how to over come.
Night blindness is due to a disorder of the cells in the retina that are responsible for vision in dim light. It has many causes, including:--------- •Short-sightedness----------- •Glaucoma medications that work by constricting the pupil----------- •Cataracts-------------- •Retinitis pigmentosa----------------- •Vitamin A deficiency-------------------- Treatment for night blindness will depend upon its cause. Treatment may be as simple as a new prescription for your glasses or switching glaucoma medications, or it may require surgery in cases of cataracts---------------------- Dietary Management For Night Blindness--------------------Vitamins A, C and E are potent antioxidants which slow down age related macular degeneration and help maintain healthy tissues and cells in the eyes. Vitamins C and E may also inhibit the development or progression of cataracts. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants called carotenoids, which help in neutralizing free radicals and maintaining eye health.------------------------ Sources of Vitamin A: Yellow-orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, mango, papaya, pumpkin, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, eggs, milk and milk products. Vitamin A can be stored in your body, so you can opt for your favorite seasonal foods!--------------------- Sources of Vitamin C: Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines and grapefruit, peppers, tomatoes, kiwis, gooseberries, strawberries and Brussels sprouts.--------------------- Sources of Vitamin E: Nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, fortified oils, seeds, eggs, milk and dairy.--------------- Sources of Lutein: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, broccoli and chard, yellow peppers, mango and bilberries.------------------------ Sources of Zeaxanthin: Oranges, tangerines, eggs, spinach, dark green lettuce, corn, broccoli and orange sweet peppers.-------------------------- For maximizing the benefits of the above vegetables, it is best to have then lightly cooked rather than raw. Cooking or steaming breaks down the cells, making it simpler for the body to absorb these nutrients from the foods.------------------------ Aim to eat at least 2 to 4 servings or more of these foods every day to ensure that you are getting enough of these 5 powerful nutrients.---------------------------------
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I am suffering from eye problems since 6 year and wearing glasses how to remove my glasses.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from eye problems since 6 year and wearing glasses how to remove my glasses.
Hello, you can go for lasik eye surgery under a good eye surgeon. You should do these eye muscle strengthening exercises;- Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids.
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I have eye number. My eye number is-0.50 so please consult me how to reduce my eye number.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have eye number. My eye number is-0.50 so please consult me how to reduce my eye number.
There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 18 years so your number will not increase much now whether you wear glasses or not as number becomes stable at age of 18-20 yrs. Having said that I advise you to eat balanced diet including green vegetables and seasonal fruits for keeping eyes and body healthy. If you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik. Having said that, power is too less. You can avoid using them.
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Sir I have the problem of weak eye sight and my eye sight is getting weak now also so what to do for that Tell me diet for that.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir I have the problem of weak eye sight and my eye sight is getting weak now also so what to do for that
Tell me die...
Take vitamin a rich fruits like papaya.. ..mango...Pineapple... Pomegranate... Green leafy vegetablesvegetables...........plenty of milk ..cheese in diet and avoid stress
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I am 18 year old boy. I have been facing with conjunctivitis for a long time. So I consulted an ophthalmologist few weeks before. And she prescribed me "Azithromycin Eye Ointment" And told me to use it for 10 days now its nearly 2 weeks and still there is no much improvement.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am 18 year old boy. I have been facing with conjunctivitis for a long time. So I consulted an ophthalmologist few w...
Please Stop all allopathic medicine Put Cinereria eye drops by W shwabe Homeopathic medicine 2 drops twice a day Re Consult me on Lybrate after 7 days.
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I have not comfortable to see and my eyes becomes red and sometimes my beli is loose motion today.

DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
I have not comfortable to see and my eyes becomes red and sometimes my beli is loose motion today.
Please visit your ophthalmologist and get your glasses today. Regarding the loose motions, better out then in. Keep urself hydrated, if its under control. But if it's causing weakness then definitely medications required.
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I am having chazalion on my left upper eye lid first then I was told to take voveran, lotepard T eye drops and charcoals for 6 days but the chazalion decrease in size but didn' t go. Then also there arose another chazalion on right lower eye lid then again I visited dr he asked to take doxypal drl 100 for 8 days, voveran and moxible eye drops I have been 15 days the chazalion didn' t cured it is becoming less but very slow. Please advise

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
If chalazion has not responded to all the treatments you have taken then you will need to undergo incision and curettage. A small nick will be made on the swelling from the inner side of eye lid and all the collected secretions will be cleared.
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I had a eye sight problem. I am using contact lenses. Often I am getting one side head pain. What I should do if I have head pain?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I had a eye sight problem. I am using contact lenses. Often I am getting one side head pain. What I should do if I ha...
check your BP.. Check your eye sight. take crocin pain relief one sos for severe headache. take rest and good sleep, avoid stress. inform if not ok.
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Sir what are the major steps to improve the eye sights. Please explain in details.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Sir what are the major steps to improve the eye sights. Please explain in details.
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles Eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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Whether operation is must for cataract , if there is any other alternative please advice.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Whether operation is must for cataract , if there is any other alternative please advice.
hello There is only one treatment for cataract and that is surgery phacoemulsification is the surgery name for cataract
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My eye is not in equal balance. A minor problem in left eye, any eye operation for this ?

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
What do you mean by balance. Are you saying that they are in different directions? if so that means you have squint. Some forms of squint are correctable with surgery.
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Hi, I'm 32. I've a high eye sight (-16) w cataract. I can't get lasik or ICL. Doc advised me 4 cataract Surgery.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Hi, I'm 32. I've a high eye sight (-16) w cataract. I can't get lasik or ICL. Doc advised me 4 cataract Surgery.
Ayurveda therapies and medications could help improve your quality of vision and strengthen your eyes gradually .
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