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  • disorders
  • The conditions listed above are due to hereditary ( inherited ) causes, infection, trauma, autoimmune disorders, nutritional deficiencies, allergy , secondary causes (other eye diseases that also affect the cornea), growths, and tumors among others. (medicinenet.com)
  • As part of the federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind. (nih.gov)
  • Best candidates for PTK are those with inherited corneal disorders, corneal scarring and corneal clouding resulting to image blocking. (weheartvision.com)
  • glaucoma
  • A tonometer will be used to measure the interior pressure in your cat's eyes so as to rule out glaucoma as a possible cause of corneal swelling. (petmd.com)
  • trauma
  • PTK is favorable than corneal transplant because it produces little trauma to surrounding tissues, encourages re-growth of new tissues on the smooth surface, recovery time happens after a few days rather than months, rapid return of normal vision and high success rate. (weheartvision.com)
  • Search our medical & health expert witness and consultant directory that includes expert listings for pharmacology, independent medical examiners, brain injury and trauma, competence, medical chart review, Cornea/Corneal Diseases and more. (almexperts.com)
  • They occur because the attachment of the surface epithelial cells to the cornea itself is weakened, often from a corneal abrasion or other trauma. (whiteeye.net)
  • Your eye doctor can check for corneal disease and trauma by examining your eyes with magnifying instruments. (mcceyeinstitute.com)
  • After an unsuccessful corneal transplant (resulting from a trauma), my right eye was given up for lost. (microchirurgiaoculare.com)
  • retina
  • Coats disease is a disease of the retina- back of the eye. (healthtap.com)
  • Corneal clouding, similar to frost on a window-pane or dirty smudges on a camera lens, block the clear passage of light to the retina, reducing sight sometimes even to the point of blindness. (spokaneeye.com)
  • After dilating your eyes, your doctor will also examine your retina for early signs of disease. (mcceyeinstitute.com)
  • tissue
  • Two-photon collagen crosslinking can selectively stiffen parts of the corneal tissue and might one day offer improved treatment for diseases that weaken corneal tissue. (eurekalert.org)
  • In The Optical Society's journal for high impact research, Optica , the researchers detail their new technique for strengthening the cornea by precisely crosslinking the collagen fibers that make up corneal tissue. (eurekalert.org)
  • MDALK (Maximum Depth Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty, or the Big Bubble) removes the diseased corneal tissue leaving only the healthy endothelial cells. (cataractphiladelphia.com)
  • Diagnostic
  • The anesthetic in fact can be in part diagnostic for corneal disease from painful defects because the use of the drop will eliminate the pain for the duration of the effect of the drop. (healthtap.com)
  • The use of transgenic disease models in biomedicine promises to dramatically accelerate the development of new human diagnostic and therapeutic treatments. (bmj.com)
  • Diagnostic services for diseases of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye are provided upon referral. (midwesteye.com)
  • During your examination various diagnostic machines can be used to measure the extent of corneal surface irregularity, clouding, and even the number of cells that line the inside of the cornea. (millereyecenter.com)
  • degenerative
  • Does degenerative disease of the cornea qualify for SSI benefits if you're not blind? (healthtap.com)
  • To investigate the involvement of Rab27 in degenerative retinal diseases and other diseases where Rab27a might play a role, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing mutant forms of Rab27a. (bmj.com)
  • superficial
  • Both can be treated either medically or surgically, sometimes requiring a corneal transplant, but sometimes requiring simple, superficial scraping of the eye or contact lens wear. (whiteeye.net)
  • vision
  • Our doctors are experts in cornea disease and refractive surgery, teaching and lecturing all over the world as well as pursuing a wide range of clinical and research interests to improve vision for our patients. (ohsu.edu)
  • Blurred vision may result from abnormalities present at birth such as nearsightedness or farsightedness that require corrective lenses (glasses) or it may signal the presence of eye disease. (medicinenet.com)
  • The disease typically begins at puberty and stops around age 30, with significant vision impairment potentially occurring at later stages. (asbmb.org)
  • Disease can cause the cornea, the clear dome-shaped layer that covers the front of the eye, to gradually weaken until pressure in the eye causes it to bulge and leads to vision problems. (eurekalert.org)
  • In this disease, corneal endothelial cells slowly die off and usually in your 60s and 70s, the vision becomes hazy due to the cornea filling with fluid because these cells have died off. (whiteeye.net)
  • As the diseases further progress, vision will stay blurrier later into the day and eventually may not clear at all. (mcceyeinstitute.com)
  • Although corneal transplant is almost always the necessary treatment to restore vision when the cornea becomes clouded, there are other measures that can be taken to prolong vision in the early stages of disease. (mcceyeinstitute.com)
  • Consultation with a corneal specialist often times can help in the recovery from these types of problems and restoration of more normal vision. (tristatesight.com)
  • refractive
  • It is primarily designed for ophthalmologists specializing in or with a specific interest in cornea, external disease, eye banking, and refractive surgery. (corneasociety.org)
  • Kera-net is a worldwide interactive forum and a resource to subscribers for the exchange of clinical and scientific information pertinent to diseases and surgery of the cornea and external eye and refractive surgery. (corneasociety.org)
  • surface
  • The transparency of the cornea is based on the lack of blood vessels and cells, the lack of pigment, the control of corneal water content, and the smooth optical surface afforded by the precorneal tear film. (vin.com)
  • ERAAPK uses the excimer laser to perform an advanced surface ablation on post-operative corneal transplant patients. (cataractphiladelphia.com)
  • In the advanced stages of this condition, haze and small blisters on the corneal surface may appear, causing pain and irritation. (lazoi.com)