The cornea is a thin, clear, spherical layer of tissue on the surface of the eye that provides a window for light to pass through. In a healthy eye, the cornea bends or refracts light rays so they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye.
There are many diseases that can affect the cornea, causing pain or loss of vision. Disease, infection or injury can cause the cornea to swell (called “edema”) or degrade (become cloudy and reduce vision). Common diseases and disorders that affect the cornea include:
- Dry Eye
- Corneal Dystrophies
- Keratitis (Inflammation)
- Ocular Herpes
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Treatment for corneal disease can take many forms depending on the underlying problem. Call 410-590-9260 to schedule a consultation.