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corneal

 [kor´ne-al]
pertaining to the cornea.
corneal reflex a reflex action of the eye resulting in automatic closing of the eyelid when the cornea is stimulated. The corneal reflex can be elicited in a normal person by gently touching the cornea with a wisp of cotton. Absence of the corneal reflex indicates deep coma or injury of one of the nerves carrying the reflex arc.
corneal transplantation transplantation of a donor cornea into the eye of a recipient, done to improve the vision of patients with distorted curvature of the cornea (keratoconus) or corneal edema, infection, trauma, or intractable pain. Vision should improve beginning the day after surgery with optimal vision 6 to 12 months later. Because the cornea does not have a blood supply, corneal transplants were one of the earliest successful types of organ transplants. Called also keratoplasty.

cor·ne·al

(kōr'nē-ăl),
Relating to the cornea.

cor·ne·al

(kōr'nē-ăl)
Relating to the cornea.

corneal 

Pertaining to the cornea.
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While many of the above cytokines such as IL-17, IL-6, IL-1[alpha], and IFN-[gamma] and chemokines such as MIP-2, MCP-1, MIP-1a, and MIP-1[beta] have proinflammatory role in the destruction caused by HSV-1 including neutrophil infiltration and corneal inflammation, other chemokines and cytokines such as IL-10 and CCL3 can have a protective role.
Corneal inflammation is one of the most common ocular diseases in both humans and animals and can lead to blindness or even cause lost of the eye itself [9].
In veterinary ophthalmology, a recent study has demonstrated that topical application (one drop, three times a day) of a 1% solution prepared in corn oil was able to significantly increase STT values in dogs with KCS and to reduce corneal inflammation in dogs with superficial keratitis (NELL et al., 2005).
One patient had corneal inflammation, and one patient had corneal ulceration.
The immune reaction can occur suddenly or progress slowly, leading to corneal inflammation, infection and ulcers.
Disruption of the MMP/TIMP balance may be associated with corneal inflammation after alkali injury.
Vessels advancing into the cornea cause corneal inflammation, scarring, edema and lipid accumulation, which can lead to reduction in corneal transparency and impaired vision; therefore, the treatment of these patients is very important.
With vision compromised due to the central location of corneal inflammation, patients often lose visual function including the stereopsis needed for depth perception.
A gradual increase in [A.sub.2B] adenosine receptor has been reported after alkali burn-induced corneal inflammation and neovascularization.
Previous studies have suggested that femtosecond laser alone could induce corneal inflammation and haze, which could increase corneal densitometry with a peak in keratocyte apoptosis at approximately 4 h after injury [30, 31].
Practitioners can also view an assessment guide including slit lamp illumination techniques, corneal inflammation versus infection, signs of oxygen deficiency, as well as staining and lid assessments.