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Corneal Disorders

What Are Corneal Disorders

The cornea is a thin, clear, spherical layer of tissue on the surface of the eye that provides a window for light to pass through.

There are many diseases that can affect the cornea, causing pain or loss of vision.

Common diseases and disorders that affect the cornea include:

• Bullous Keratopathy or Corneal Edema
• Corneal Dystrophies including Fuchs’ Dystrophy and Lattice Dystrophy
• Infections
• Keratitis (Inflammation)
• Keratoconus
• Herpetic Eye Diseases
• Pterygium
• Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
• Trauma

We will discuss treatment options with you at the time of your evaluation.