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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.
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cor·ne·al

(kōr'nē-ăl),
Relating to the cornea.
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cor·ne·al

(kōr'nē-ăl)
Relating to the cornea.
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corneal 

Pertaining to the cornea.
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Mohammadpour, "Progressive corneal vascularization caused by graft-versus-host disease," Cornea, vol.
Table 4 shows most common signs found were conjunctival congestion (90%), corneal vascularization (70%), conjunctivalisation (70%) and epithelial defects (30%).
As also evident in present study, ocular lesions beginning with conjunctivitis, lacrimation and photophobia can also progress to corneal vascularization and eventually into kerato-conjunctivitis (Aiello and Mays,1998).
Across the cornea OS, dense superficial and anterior stromal corneal vascularization was present and extended 2-3 mm from the limbus.
In addition, corneal vascularization and limbal and bulbar redness were markedly reduced in comparison to her previous CL (SoftPerm lenses).
(1,2) Signs of ocular rosacea include anterior blepharitis, meibomitis, recurrent chalazia, eyelid erythema and telangiectasia, interpalpebral conjunctival hyperemia, and peripheral corneal vascularization. (1,4,5) Complications in cases with severe corneal involvement can also lead to vision loss.
In four eyes with severe corneal vascularization, significant improvement was achieved with topical anti-VEGF therapy.
No regression of corneal vascularization was observed in 2 studies involving cases of recurrent pterygium and corneal transplant rejection, after penetrating keratoplasty [28, 29].
(10) Detachment can also be present after alkaline injuries, bleeding from deep corneal vascularization, blunt trauma or, rarely, in atypical keratoconic eyes, even in intact Descemet's membranes.
Topical anesthetic abuse can result in serious corneal complications such as corneal epithelium defect, ring keraritis, stromal infiltrate, hypopyon, superficial and deep corneal vascularization, corneal lysis, and at last spontaneous perforation.