Corneal Eye Disease
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§ Keratoconus is a weakening and thinning of the central cornea. The cornea develops a cone-shaped deformity. Progression can be rapid, gradual or intermittent. Keratoconus usually occurs in both eyes, but can occur in only one eye. With keratoconus, as the cornea protrudes or steepens, vision becomes increasingly blurred and contact lens wear, which is often an early treatment for the disease, becomes difficult. The contact lens may not stay on the eye due to the irregular shape of the cornea.
§Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy is a hereditary abnormality of the inner cell layer of the cornea called the endothelium. The purpose of this layer is to pump fluids out of the cornea, keeping it thin and crystal clear. When the endothelium is not healthy, fluids are not pumped out and the cornea develops swelling, causing it to become cloudy and decrease vision A person with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy or bullous keratopathy may first notice glare with lights at night or in bright sunlight. As these conditions progress, vision may be foggy or blurry in the morning and clear up as the day progresses. As the diseases further progress, vision will stay blurrier later into the day and eventually may not clear at all.
§ Some corneal diseases can be very painful.
Bullous keratopathy is a condition in which the cornea becomes permanently swollen. This occurs because the inner layer of the cornea, the endothelium, has been damaged and is no longer pumping fluids out of the tissue.
Infections are the major cause. Bacterial infection is often caused by wearing lenses. Viral infections include Herpes.
Trauma can be caused by scratches, from sand, metal etc.
Dry eyes-- Tears have a germ fighting capacity.
Bell’s Palsy will causes dry eyes as the eye may not close all the way.
Drugs. Including systemic and ocular medications. Steroids can have a detrimental effect on the cornea as well.
Fungi—Fusarium, candida, parasitic amoeba.
Rheumatoid arthritis—peripheral ulcerative keratitis arthritis is a complication of this. It is diagnosed in the absence of infectious or systemic cause.