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How corneal conditions are treated.

Minor corneal infections may be treated with anti-bacterial eye drops, but if symptoms worsen or the infection is more severe a consultant may prescribe antibiotic or steroid eye drops.

Artificial tears, which lubricate the eye, are the principal treatment for Dry Eye. These will usually come in the form of eye drops. For individuals suffering from more severe cases, a consultant may prescribe mild steroid eye drops, or a simple surgery may be required to alter the opening of the tear drain.

Patients suffering from Keratoconus may receive relief with the use of corrective glasses or rigid contact lenses. However, a corneal transplant may be necessary, as will it be for other severe corneal disorders.

It is important to stress that there are a vast number of different disorders relating to the cornea, and if you are experiencing any discomfort or distorted vision of any kind you should seek medical assistance from your GP. Your consultant will discuss any form of treatment with you at your initial consultation.

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