Corneal Opacities

Deposit | Blood Vessels | Pigment | Scar | Foreign Body | Sequestration | Edema | Infiltrate | Corneal Hemorrhage | Dermoid | Malacia | Iris Prolapse | Keratic Precipitates | Combinations
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This exercise is designed to function as a list of the most likely causes for a corneal opacity as well as show some examples of each. There are 13 categories of corneal opacities, all listed above.

Categories can be viewed individually or all together (View All). The slideshow will open in a separate window, and requires that Flash be installed on your computer (free download).

The beauty of this list is once the clinician has determined that the ocular opacity is located in the cornea, the clinician has an exact list of the possibilities! In essence this list creates a useful tool for the clinician to help make an accurate diagnosis, just as the Red Eye exercise has done.

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