Every day patients come to the Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute for help with all types of conditions related to the cornea and ocular surface, including Keratoconus, Corneal Dystrophy, Infectious Keratitis, as well as inflammatory and allergic conditions. We offer comprehensive consultation, the latest diagnostic capabilities and treatment for diseases of the cornea and external ocular surface.
The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped front part of the eye – a thin, clear, spherical layer of tissue on the surface of the eye that provides a window for light to pass through. It provides most of the eye’s optical power. In a healthy eye, the cornea bends or refracts light rays so they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye. Your cornea must remain clear, smooth and healthy for good vision. If it is scarred, swollen, or damaged, light is not focused properly into the eye and your vision will develop a glare or become blurred. Corneal eye disease is the fourth most common cause of blindness after cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.