What is scarring in the eye called?

What is scarring in the eye called?

What is scarring in the eye called?

A macular pucker is scar tissue that has formed on the eye’s macula, located in the center of the light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. A macular pucker can cause blurred and distorted central vision.

What does scarring of the cornea mean?

A corneal scar is either opacity or irregularity in the cornea that can limit the cornea’s ability to accurately focus light.

Does corneal scarring affect vision?

If the cornea becomes damaged through disease, infection or injury, the resulting scars or discoloration can interfere with vision by blocking or distorting light as it enters the eye.

What causes scarring at back of eye?

What causes epiretinal membrane? A membrane can form following eye surgery or as a result of inflammation inside the eye. It could also develop spontaneously. This condition most commonly affects people over the age of 50.

Can LASIK fix corneal scarring?

LASIK can’t fix scars, but it doesn’t need to fix them. If you’re looking to get out of contacts, then LASIK can do that for you if you’re a good candidate. You can have corneal scars AND good vision.

How is corneal scarring treated?

Treatment options may include: Laser surgery, in which UV light is used to treat scarring. Corneal transplant surgery, in which the damaged portion of the cornea is replaced with donated tissue.

Does corneal ulcer leave scar?

Although most corneal ulcers will cause some degree of scarring, the scar will often not cause any visual loss. If the ulcer is deep, dense, and central, scarring will cause some permanent changes in vision.

Does a corneal transplant hurt?

Your eye surgeon will use either local or general anesthesia so you do not feel pain. He or she will then put a device on your eye to keep it open. Even though your eye is open, you will see very little or nothing at all because of the anesthesia.