Scarring of the Cornea

About Scarring of the Cornea

Sometimes the cornea can recover from minor injuries on its own. If it is scratched, healthy cells slide over quickly and patch the injury before it causes infection or affects vision. But if a scratch causes a deep injury to the cornea, it will take longer to heal. It might also cause pain, blurred vision, tearing, redness, and extreme sensitivity to light. People with these symptoms need professional treatment.

Treatments We Offer

Real deep scratches can also cause corneal scarring. This can cause a haze on the cornea that can impair vision. In this case, a corneal transplant might be needed.

Why Choose Columbia?

At Columbia ophthalmology, corneal transplants are one of biggest specialties. We used the latest and most advanced techniques such as endothelial keratoplasty.