Cornea Treatment Center
The cornea is the clear protective outer layer of your eye. Along with the sclera (the white portion of the eye), the cornea serves as a barrier against dirt and germs. Should disease, infection, or injury damage the cornea, the resulting scar may affect your vision. You may experience blocked or distorted light as it enters the eye. At Eye Care of Delaware, we perform comprehensive cornea treatments and corneal transplant procedures to ensure our patients can see the world as they did before.
A corneal abrasion is a small scratch across the outer layer of your eye. This type of injury can happen suddenly and without your knowledge. Simply poking your eye when something gets trapped underneath the eyelid can cause severe damage.
Our professional eye doctors will prescribe antibiotic eye drops or a special ointment to ensure your eye does not become infected. A minor scratch will heal itself in 1 to 3 days, though more severe abrasions will require longer healing periods.
The primary cause of a corneal ulcer is a bacterial infection that has invaded the cornea. Contact lens wearers are susceptible to eye irritation, which may lead to an ulcer. An immediate visit to your eye doctor should be your first step. An untreated corneal ulcer can lead to severe vision loss or the complete loss of an eye. We will treat the issue promptly and make sure you won’t require a corneal transplant.
Common Cornea Problems
The most common cornea problems include…
- Keratitis – Inflammation of the cornea
- Dry eye
For cornea treatments that work, trust the professionals at Eye Care of Delaware.