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Corneal Scarring

Injuries to the eye can cause corneal scarring.

The cornea must be perfectly clear and in a regular shape for it to focus light effectively. Many conditions such as infections, trauma, keratoconus contact lens complications can cause scarring of the cornea. This scarring will often reduce your vision. There are different treatments for corneal scars depending on where they are and how deep they are in your cornea. Many superficial scars can be removed with laser treatment but deeper scarring may require corneal transplantation. One of our specialist corneal surgeons will be able to suggest the treatment option that is best for your particular condition.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Here at QEI & SBDH, the health and safety of our patients and staff is of the highest priority. That's why we are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We kindly ask all patients and visitors of the clinic to not enter the building if they are feeling unwell (fever, cough, sore throat or flu symptoms), have been overseas in the last two weeks or have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19.

Please contact us on 07 3239 5000 to reschedule your appointment if this applies to you. Our clinic staff are taking extra precautions through the use of face masks and extra santising measures. We would like to thank all patients and visitors for their cooperation and understanding at this time.