Corneal & External Diseases

The cornea is the transparent tissue covering the front of the eyes. It is the “black” portion of the eyeball. Vision will be dramatically reduced or lost if the cornea becomes cloudy.


  • Malnutrition
  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Acid / Alkali, Burns
  • Postoperative complications or infections
  • Congenital disorders

Signs & symptoms

  • Watery eyes mucous / purulent discharge from eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Dryness
  • Pain in the eyes


  • Prevent eye injuries. Keep sharp objects away from the reach of children
  • Provide supplementary does of Vitamin ‘A’ solution to all children below 6 years of age. Educate mothers on nutrition of children

Avoid self-medication. Consult eye specialist in case of any signs and symptoms as above Treatment

Prompt medical attention can prevent corneal blindness in most cases. People with corneal blindness can regain their vision by corneal grafting.