Pediatric Cornea

The cornea is the dome-shaped transparent anterior part of the eyeball. The cornea acts like the window that allows light to enter the eye. It also focuses the light on the retina that has the photoreceptors. Corneal opacities block the light from going to the eye and can cause severe vision loss.

There are many causes of acquired corneal opacity, such as following infection, inflammation, and eye injury. However, it can be congenital such as in Peter’s anomaly, corneal dystrophies, congenital glaucoma, and forceps injury during birth.

Speaker: Dr. Tartarella
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Sao Paulo

Symptoms can include: cloudy area on the cornea, blurred vision, vision loss and tearing.

At the end of the presentation, the clinician will be able to:

• Understand the various types of corneal opacifications
• Understand what is Leukocoria
• Understand the novel proposed types of leukocorias
• Understand various methods for obtaining red reflex
• Understand the various types of corneal opacifications

Module 1 Pediatric Cornea
Unit 1 Pediatric Cornea - Video Lecture
Unit 2 Pediatric Cornea - The Quiz


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