The ocular surface is formed by different structures, such as the conjunctiva, the cornea and the tear film.
The pathologies and surgical affectations that take place on the surface of the eye are associated in many cases with an inflammation of the cornea or the conjunctiva that must be treated for the reduction of the pain, that does not affect the vision, decrease of the inflammation, …
The pathologies that may occur with inflammation of the ocular surface are:
- Conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the transparent layer covering the eyelids and the sclera (white area of the eyes). Redness of the eyes, slight swelling of the eyelids, foreign body sensation and increased tearing are observed.
- Keratitis: Inflammation of the cornea, the anterior and transparent structure of the ocular globule.
- Lacrimal Epiphora: Inflammation of the drainage pathways of the tear (elimination pathways). Inflammation of the eyelid in the naso-lacrimal area, associated with traumatisms, obstructions or infections.
Together with the pathologies, we also find other causes that can cause inflammation of the ocular surface:
- Trauma: can cause erosion or injury to the conjunctiva and/or cornea, which it will take place with inflammation of the affected area.
- Surgery: any cut or wound in the cornea or conjunctiva is associated with inflammation of the area.