Category Archives: Corneal Disease

Take Better Care of Your Corneas

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of your eye that covers the pupil and iris of your eye. If it becomes inflamed the condition is called keratitis. This doesn’t necessarily mean there is an infection, but there is inflammation of the cornea. If you wear your contact lenses too long without… Read More »


Corneal Ulcers

The cornea of our eyes is a thin, transparent membrane that protects the interior of the eye. The surface of the cornea is called the epithelium. If there is a defect or break in this outer layer, the underlying layer called the stroma can develop a corneal ulcer. These ulcers are usually caused by microorganisms… Read More »


Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy

The cornea is at the front of the eye; it allows light rays to enter the eye. It has three layers, the outer epithelium, a middle area called stroma, and an inner, delicate lining called the endothelium. The job of the endothelium is to prevent water inside the eyeball from moving into and swelling the… Read More »


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