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Bullous Keratopathy
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:23

 

What is Bullous Keratopathy? What is the treatment for Bullous Keratopathy?

 

Bullous keratopathy is caused by the disruption or death of endothelium tissue on the cornea. This typically happens after surgery, from corneal dystrophies, or trauma. Complicated cataract surgery can result in bullous keratopathy if the cornea is damaged with the surgical instruments. When the cornea is damaged and the endothelial tissue is not functioning properly corneal edema will form causing corneal bullae that will rupture. This can cause haze, blurry vision, redness, pain and tearing. Treatment involves decreasing the corneal edema. This can be done by using topical medications or blowing warm air over the cornea. Antibiotic ointment is often use for the rupture bullae. If one has a severe case of bullous keratopathy they can consider surgery (corneal transplant.)

 

Treatment

Topical eye drops

Blowing warm air on eyes

Antibiotic Ointment

Surgery (penetrating keratoplasty, corneal transplant)

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:46
 

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