The Cornea and Cornea Disease

What is the Cornea?

Our cornea helps us see things clearly and without any distortion or blurred vision. Because it is clear and the most outer layer of our eye, the cornea is responsible for directing the light to the back of the eye. Without this clarity, our vision begins to become cloudy and we experience blurry and distorted vision.

corneaThe cornea consists of multiple layers allowing for some disruption on the outermost layers without permanent damage. However, once there is significant corneal disease a corneal transplant may be necessary due to debilitating damage to the layers of the cornea or if other conditions exist. Your Ophthalmologist at 1960 Eye Surgeons is best trained to determine the extent of the disease.

What are the Symptoms of Corneal Disease or Injury?

If your cornea is injured or affected by disease, it may become swollen or scarred, and its smoothness and clarity may be lost. Blurred or foggy vision can result from damage or disease that affects the cornea.

If you are experiencing blurred vision or a clouding of your eyesight you need to have an eye exam to determine if you have corneal disease that could be causing these symptoms. An examination in our offices will tell us the cause of these eye symptoms. Appropriate treatment can then be started.

Common Conditions We Treat that Affect the Cornea:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Keratitis from Herpes Symplex and Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy
  • Other Corneal Dystrophies
  • Scratched Cornea
  • Corneal Scarring
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Edema

If you or someone you know is experiencing blurred or cloudy vision, has a feeling or irritation in the eye or simply thinks they have damaged their cornea, please call our office at 281-890-1784 or contact us online, by filling out the form below, to schedule an appointment with our doctors.

Your eyesight is one of the most precious gifts you have. See how we have helped others to treat their corneal disease and conditions.