What is a cornea?

The cornea is the most-outer layer of the eye. It is clear and dome-shaped. The function of the cornea is to protect the eye from dirt, germs, and other damaging particles. It is important to keep the cornea moist with natural or artificial tears. These tears help flush out debris, heal minor scrapes, and save your eye from inflammation.

Injuries or irritants to the cornea can cause pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision, redness, headaches, fatigue, and even nausea. Common causes are allergies, keratitis, and dry eye syndrome. At Mid-Atlantic Eyecare, we will help by identifying the corneal threat and recommending treatment options.

What are my treatment options?

Our corneal specialists will make treatment recommendations depending on the cause of your corneal disease. Common treatments include corneal transplant surgery, laser surgery, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, endothelial lamellar keratoplasty, and artificial cornea implant. In addition, our ophthalmologists are here to answer any of your questions and discuss your options with you thoroughly.