Corneal Disease

The eye doctors at Corrective Eye Center have been specializing in diagnosis and treatment of corneal disease and injury for more than two decades. Our eye specialists take the time to understand the concerns of our patients and educate them about their condition and treatment options to make sure our patients get the highest quality of eye care.

Although the cornea is highly resistant to damage, it may still be affected by disease or serious injury. What part of the eye is the cornea? The outer layer at the front of the eye is the cornea, and it acts as a shield to protect the more delicate parts of the eye. The cornea also serves to refract light into the eye’s lens, and back to the retina.

Common Symptoms of Corneal Disease and Injury

The cornea is very resilient, and it can repair most of the damage caused by disease or injury rather quickly. However, the cornea can be permanently affected when conditions are serious. Although they vary by the specific disease or injury and the severity, the following symptoms of corneal conditions are very common:

  • Pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Redness
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Scarring

Corneal Injury

Most corneal injuries consist of abrasions or scratches. Minor abrasions that do not pass through the outermost layer of the cornea heal quickly leaving no permanent damage. Healthy cells are able to fill in the damaged area before infection or serious problems can occur. When the injuries affect the deeper layers of the cornea, healing time increases, symptoms are more severe and permanent scarring may result. Professional treatment by an eye specialist is critical for serious eye injuries.

Corneal Disease

The cornea is susceptible to several diseases. Some of the most common corneal diseases are as follows:

  • Infection – The cornea is susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections. These eye infections usually occur in conjunction with an injury or through dirty contact lenses. Severe infections can cause pain, blurry vision, discharge and erosion of the cornea. The most common treatments are antibacterial or antifungal eye drops.
  • Corneal dystrophy – This group of eye diseases includes two serious conditions known as Fuchs’ dystrophy and keratoconus. These diseases are usually inherited. Some cases of corneal dystrophy produce little damage, but other cases can cause severe visual distortion and require corrective eye surgery.

Corneal Surgery

When medications cannot treat a serious corneal disease or injury, eye surgery may be indicated in the form of a corneal transplant. A corneal transplant is a common procedure that has a high rate of success. The eyes of some people may reject the transplanted cornea, but the rejection can usually be reversed when caught early.

Partial thickness cornea transplants, (“DSEK”) are now preferred for certain cornea problems to promote faster, safer healing.

 

Patient Testimonials

"It's great to see clearly again!"
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"It's great to see clearly again!"

“I truly can’t thank the doctor and the staff enough for their caring about me and my eye health. I would and have recommended CEC. Thank you!"
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“I truly can’t thank the doctor and the staff enough for their caring about me and my eye health. I would and have recommended CEC. Thank you!"

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“Always a great experience. I was initially a little apprehensive about specialty eye care – not anymore! Thank you!”

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“Long time patient. Very satisfied!”

“Wonderful staff!”
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“Wonderful staff!”

“The best service I have ever had with my eyes and making them healthy. Doctor Salamon and the staff take great care of me!”
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“The best service I have ever had with my eyes and making them healthy. Doctor Salamon and the staff take great care of me!”

“Everyone at the office was friendly and professional.”
2019-12-23T20:20:11+00:00
“Everyone at the office was friendly and professional.”

“It’s always a pleasure to come here to Corrective Eye Center.”
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“It’s always a pleasure to come here to Corrective Eye Center.”

“Always professional.”
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“Always professional.”

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“Excellent patient care!”

“I have been a patient for 8 years and have been very satisfied.”
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“I have been a patient for 8 years and have been very satisfied.”

“Everyone was polite and a credit to the profession.”
2019-12-23T20:22:47+00:00
“Everyone was polite and a credit to the profession.”

“Great staff. When I called and had a question, I received a phone call back promptly and my question was answered thoroughly.”
2019-12-23T20:23:10+00:00
“Great staff. When I called and had a question, I received a phone call back promptly and my question was answered thoroughly.”

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“I have been coming here for years and would never go anywhere else!”

“I always feel confident about service and skill of the staff and doctors.”
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“I always feel confident about service and skill of the staff and doctors.”

“Awesome staff!”
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“Awesome staff!”

“Staff and doctors are always friendly and helpful.”
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“Staff and doctors are always friendly and helpful.”

“Very professional environment and staff. Highly recommend!”
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“Very professional environment and staff. Highly recommend!”

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“Received very good service from doctor and staff.”