The cornea plays an important role in focusing your vision – it helps focus the light that comes into the eye and is responsible for over 65% of the eye’s total focusing power. That’s why it is crucial to ensure that your cornea is in it’s healthiest state possible in order to maintain clear vision.
What is the Cornea?
The cornea is the clear surface that covers the front of the eye – the eye’s outermost layer. It acts as a barrier against dirt and particles that can harm the eye. The purpose of both the cornea and lens of the eye is to focus light on the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. If there is any obstruction to the cornea (such as cloudiness), the image is not focused properly and, in turn, the retina makes a blurry image.
Common Corneal Conditions Treated:
- Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy and Corneal Edema
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Ectasia (both innate and post-refractive surgery)
- Corneal Scars
- Corneal Infections
- Ocular Surface Diseases and Cancers
- Irregular Corneal Surfaces following Refractive Surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, and RK
- Contact Lens Intolerance