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What can cause corneal opacities?

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Injury, infection, and certain eye diseases can cause corneal opacities.

SOURCES:

The Doctors of USC.com: "Corneal Opacity."

World Health Organization: "Corneal Opacities."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases."

Massachusetts Eye and Ear: "Cornea and Anterior Structures Diagnoses."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Conjunctivitis?"

GetEyeSmart.org: "Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Herpes Keratitis?"

PubMedHealth: "Fuchs' Dystrophy."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 14, 2018

SOURCES:

The Doctors of USC.com: "Corneal Opacity."

World Health Organization: "Corneal Opacities."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases."

Massachusetts Eye and Ear: "Cornea and Anterior Structures Diagnoses."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Conjunctivitis?"

GetEyeSmart.org: "Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections."

GetEyeSmart.org: "What Is Herpes Keratitis?"

PubMedHealth: "Fuchs' Dystrophy."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 14, 2018

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