The cornea is the transparent part of the front of the eye. It is the first part of the eye to capture light and is responsible for a large portion of our vision. When the cornea is damaged by injury or disease it can lead to loss of vision or sometimes even blindness. There are many different corneal diseases. Some are caused by bacterial, fungal or viral infections, while some are hereditary or develop over time.
Our corneal & external disease specialists are fellowship-trained in the latest procedures and treatments for corneal disease. We offer treatment for many corneal and external eye diseases, including:
At Associated Eye Care, we are committed to providing our patients their best possible vision for life. We offer the Vision Advantage program as part of that commitment. In the unlikely event you should require additional treatment to maintain distance vision results, we will provide the treatment at no charge, provided you are eligible for the program. Ask for more information during your free consultation.
When the cornea becomes very damaged, a corneal transplant may be needed to help restore some sight. Patients in need of a corneal transplant must be placed on the waiting list for corneal tissue. The amount of time a patient must wait varies. With advancements in technology, it is not always necessary to do a full thickness corneal transplant. Your surgeon will discuss these options with you during your surgical consultation.
When the corneal transplant is finished it can take up to a year to know how much vision has been regained. As with any kind of transplant, corneal rejection can occur. Signs of rejection may be redness, or decrease in vision. Corneal rejection is not common, however.
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