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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