How long does corneal swelling last?



Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Eye squint surgery when I was a child

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?


Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I have hyperopia, I always wear glassea and I tried wearing contact lenses for like 3 times in my life.




Hi, doctor.

I have asked a question here before about how to treat my condition (cornea swelling that causes rainbow vision around lights).

By the way my eyes aren’t red and my vision is not blurry and I don’t feel any pain .I am still using the eye drops (systane) 3 times per day.

It’s been two weeks since I started to see rainbows and haloes around strong lights and asked about it here.

I searched on google and found out that the endothelium cells of the cornea are damaged. I just want to know if these cells will heal by themselves with time. Is it normal that after two weeks I still don’t see any progress?

I am so scared and worried. I just want to know if my cornea can heal by itself and how long will it take if it’s possible?

Thank you



Thanks for your Question

Well i do prefer to visit an eye doctor to have full eye examination because without full eye examination by an eye doctor we will not find the cause and you will keep searching google and won't find the answer.

Damage to corneal endothelial cells can cause corneal edema or corneal swelling but why are you having damaged corneal endothelial cells at your age ?

Another common cause of rainbows and haloes around lights is high intraocular pressure. You said you are hyperopia which can be risk factor for that. High intraocular pressure can cause corneal edema

So you should visit an eye doctor for full eye examination and treat the cause