As distressing as they sound (and often are to the patients concerned) eye injuries and traumas are far from untreatable. Here are some examples, together with lens types that can provide comfort and/or facilitate healing.
Typical eye injuries and trauma
A caustic burn is a chemical burn to the eyes, usually the result of it coming into contact with an irritant, such as an acid or alkaline.
The cornea is the thin, transparent structure at the front of the eye. Any opacity or scarring of the cornea can prevent light from passing through it, or cause the light to scatter, causing glare.
The eye is lubricated by tears produced by the lacrimal gland as well as mucous and oily secretions produced by glands in the eye and the lids, but as we get older our eyes lids become less efficient. Dry eye syndrome is when this issue becomes a permanent problem rather than an occasional irritation.
Commonly referred to as a corneal transplant, the term keratoplasty applies when all or part of a damaged or diseased cornea is removed and replaced with a donor cornea.