The cornea is the transparent window at 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. Corneal disease may be genetic, age-related, or may arise due to infection or injury.
Our cornea & external disease specialist, Dr. Jesse Vislisel, is fellowship-trained in the latest procedures and treatments for corneal disease. We offer treatment for many corneal and external eye diseases, including:
When the shape or clarity of the cornea is compromised, vision becomes foggy or blurry. Fortunately, there are many treatments available to help restore vision. In some settings, medications or specialized medical contact lenses may be beneficial. When more severe, surgery may be required to improve vision. This may involve restoration of the existing cornea or replacement of the defective cornea using a corneal transplant.
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Dr. Vislisel is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2007 and graduated with Research Distinction. He then completed his medical internship in Tucson, Arizona and returned to the highly-ranked University of Iowa for his ophthalmology residency and fellowship training in cornea and external eye disease where he received the Fellow Teaching Award and the...