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Corneal Opacity

Corneal Opacity

What is a Corneal Opacity?
Corneal Opacity is loss of normal transparency of cornea.

A corneal opacity may produce loss of vision (when dense opacity covers the pupillary area)
or blurred vision (due to astigmatic effect).



What are the causes of corneal opacity?
• Developmental anomalies
• Birth trauma or any other trauma
• Healed corneal wounds
• Healed corneal ulcers

What are the symptoms caused by Corneal Opacity?
Depending on the density, corneal opacity is graded as nebula, macula and leucoma. A corneal opacity may produce loss of vision when dense opacity covers the pupillary area or blurred vision (due to astigmatic effect).

What are the treatment options available for a Corneal Opacity?
A small corneal opacity not interfering with vision can be left untreated. Corneal opacity producing blurred vision or loss of vision can be treated with either optical iridectomy, keratoplasty (Corneal Transplantation), photo-therapeutic keratectomy, cosmetic coloured contact lenses or tattooing of scar.

Synergy Eye Care is well equipped and its doctors are well experienced in treating this disease using required procedures and /or surgeries with good results.


Disclaimer: Information published here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice. If you suspect that you have a health problem, please consult your doctor immediately

Expert Doctors

Dr. Aditi Ghosh

MBBS, MS

Cornea, Cataract and Refractive