The Cornea and External Disease Service of Evista Eye Care treats patients with disorders of the cornea and outer coats of the eye, including the conjunctiva and sclera. Conditions affecting these parts of the eye can cause redness, pain and decreased vision. We are also involved in the latest refractive surgery procedures to treat nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness.
Patients with corneal or external ocular disease problems are examined at the Cornea Service by the corneal experts Surgeons. Each patient is carefully examined by two or more physicians and then given an individualized treatment plan, based on the latest and best therapies.
The Cornea and External Disease Service is dedicated to improving vision, preventing corneal and external diseases of the eye and providing the best patient care available.
The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer.
It is the clear, dome shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.
It plays an important role in focusing your vision.
After minor injuries or scratches, the cornea usually heals on its own. Deeper injuries can cause corneal scarring, resulting in a haze on the cornea that impairs vision. If you have a deep injury, or a corneal disease or disorder, you could experience:
- Pain in the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Reduced vision or blurry vision
- Redness or inflammation in the eye
- Headache, nausea, fatigue
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek help from an eye care professional.