The cornea is the front clear window of the eye. It is transparent and functions as the main focusing lens of the optical system. Many diseases can affect the clarity, structure or function of the cornea leading to impaired vision, pain or even blindness.
While the cornea can be surprisingly resilient to scratches and small abrasions, it is susceptible to many different kinds of conditions and disease. Among these diseases are:
Since the corneas play such a significant part in the health of your eyes, it is important to exercise proper care and precaution. One way to do this is to attend regular eye examinations in which our doctors in Margate, FL will examine the cornea for any disease. Proper contact lens usage is also important to avoid injury to the cornea. The cornea quickly heals itself when it comes to small scratches, but extra care should be taken to avoid infection.
When it comes to serious corneal diseases or conditions, our doctors in Margate, FL offer the best treatments, surgeries, and solutions possible to our patients. Using the latest developments in corneal surgery and treatments, we are able to give our patients the care they want and need. If you are suffering from a corneal disease or condition, call Ophthalmology Consultants in Margate, FL today.