About The Cornea
The cornea is the clear outer tissue that covers the front-facing part of the eye. This structure serves many purposes, like guarding the eye against germs, dirt, and dust, and bending light so that it hits the retina precisely. Healthy corneas are usually dome-shaped without being too round or oblong. The overall shape and condition of the cornea have a profound impact on a person's vision so it's important to have your eyes checked if you notice any abnormalities that could indicate corneal injury or disease. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists offer a range of solutions for individuals with certain corneal defects.
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COMMON CORNEA DISEASES
Our board-certified eye surgeons have many years of combined experience in identifying, addressing, and managing a large number of corneal diseases and disorders, ranging from the commonly occurring to the rarer. Some conditions we see more frequently at our San Antonio, TX eye centers include:
- Corneal ulcer
- Corneal dystrophy
- Corneal abrasion
Each of these conditions has different causes and leads to a wide spectrum of symptoms. To know for certain if you are suffering from a corneal disorder, it's essential to have the problem diagnosed by a professional.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CORNEA DISEASE?
Diseases and injuries that can affect the cornea often have a dramatic impact on an individual's vision so it's important to have a complication looked at by a medical professional as soon as you notice any abnormal signs or symptoms. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our esteemed team provides a range of advanced services for a number of corneal diseases, including keratoconus and others. Reach out to our team to schedule your consultation today.
Six Common Cornea Diseases You Should Know About
Many common conditions affect the cornea, including corneal dystrophy and ulcers. Learn the cornea disease names and how to treat them in San Antonio.Read
What's a Pterygium? By Dr. Daughtry
A pterygium is a growth of fibrovascular tissue that starts on the conjunctiva of the eye and extends onto the corneal surface.Read
Corneal Ulcers By Zack Burkhart
Most of the corneal ulcers seen in our practice are related to contact lens wear, and can be prevented by following a few guidelines.Read