What is conjunctival scarring repair?
Conjunctival scarring repair offers patients the opportunity to regain clear and comfortable vision, allowing them to enjoy a better quality of life. This treatment is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting scarring of the conjunctiva, the thin and transparent membrane that covers the front surface of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids. To discuss this procedure with a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon, request a consultation with Dr. Warner today.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates for conjunctival scarring repair are individuals who have experienced scarring of the conjunctiva that is causing significant visual impairment, discomfort, or functional limitations. This scarring can be the result of various factors, including trauma, infection, chronic inflammation, or previous ocular surgeries.
If you experience symptoms such as blurry vision, persistent eye irritation, foreign body sensation, or abnormal tearing, you may be a candidate.
What can I expect during the procedure?
During conjunctival scarring repair, patients can expect a comprehensive surgical procedure tailored to address the specific scarring of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the front surface of the eye. The surgery is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Warner will carefully remove or release the scar tissue, aiming to restore the normal appearance and function of the conjunctiva. Techniques such as conjunctival grafting or amniotic membrane transplantation may be used to promote healing and prevent future scarring.
What can I expect after conjunctival scarring repair?
Following the surgery, you will be given specific post-operative instructions to aid in the healing process, including the use of prescribed medications and eye protection measures. Mild discomfort, temporary redness, and sensitivity to light are common during the recovery period. Regular follow-up visits with Dr. Warner will be scheduled to monitor progress, ensure proper healing, and address any concerns.
Schedule conjunctival scarring repair consultation in Orlando
Conjunctival scarring repair can help improve vision, alleviate discomfort, and enhance the overall health of the eye. The severity of conjunctival scarring and its impact on vision and eye health will determine the appropriateness of the procedure. It is essential for candidates to undergo a thorough evaluation by an ophthalmologist to assess the extent of the scarring and determine the most suitable surgical approach. To find out which approach is best, give us a call or fill out the form below to meet with Dr. Warner.