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Corneal Oedema - How to prevent?

Corneal Oedema - Causes and Risk Factors

Corneal oedema may be caused by:

  • Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, a disorder of the cells on the inner lining of the cornea. This usually affects both eyes. These cells are important to keep fluid out of the cornea and maintain its transparency.
  • Unhealthy cornea prior to surgery. Subsequently, any procedure within the eye (such as cataract, glaucoma or retinal surgery) can cause the cornea to fail and develop oedema.
  • Eye trauma causing damage to the cornea.
  • Acute glaucoma, with very high eye pressure and pain. Inflammation of the eye, especially long-term or chronic inflammation, can also result in corneal swelling. In these cases, the oedema may not clear even after the pressure or inflammation has been controlled.

Corneal Oedema - Preparing for surgery

Corneal Oedema - Post-surgery care

Corneal Oedema - Other Information

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