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ICD-10 code: H18.72

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Corneal Staphyloma?

Corneal staphyloma is a rare eye condition where a bulge or protrusion develops on the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. This condition is often associated with underlying eye diseases or injuries that cause thinning of the cornea, leading to the protrusion.

Symptoms of Corneal Staphyloma

The symptoms of corneal staphyloma can vary depending on the severity and location of the bulge. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Distorted vision
  3. Eye redness
  4. Eye pain or discomfort
  5. Sensitivity to light
Treatment for Corneal Staphyloma

There is no single treatment for corneal staphyloma, as the treatment plan depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, surgery may be required to remove the protrusion and repair the cornea. In other cases, medication or eye drops may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and discomfort.

If you suspect you may have corneal staphyloma, it is important to seek prompt medical attention from an eye doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further damage to the cornea and preserve vision.

Preventing Corneal Staphyloma

While it may not be possible to completely prevent corneal staphyloma, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing this condition. These include:

  1. Protecting your eyes from injury by wearing safety glasses or goggles when participating in sports or working with tools or machinery
  2. Seeking prompt treatment for eye infections or injuries to prevent long-term damage to the cornea
  3. Managing underlying eye conditions, such as keratoconus, that can lead to thinning of the cornea and increase the risk of corneal staphyloma
  4. Getting regular eye exams to detect any changes or abnormalities in the cornea or other parts of the eye

By taking these steps, you can help protect your eyes and reduce your risk of developing corneal staphyloma or other eye conditions.