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 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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