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Corneal injury

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Overview

Injury or infection of the cornea, the transparent front window of the eye, can lead to serious visual impairment.

Review Date 5/10/2017

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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