Corneal Diseases in Rochester

Also serving Brighton, Gates and Irondequoit NY

Corneal Disease in Rochester, NYThe 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:

  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Dry Eye
  • Corneal Dystrophies including Fuchs Dystrophy and Lattice Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Infections
  • Keratitis (Viral Inflammation)
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Herpes
  • Pterygium
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Treatment for corneal disease can take many forms, depending on the underlying problem as well as the patient preferences. Some conditions resolve on their own but many must be treated with medication. If the cornea is severely damaged or if there is a risk of blindness, a corneal transplant may be recommended to preserve vision.

Visit our website page on Corneal Transplant / DSAEK.

To learn more about our Corneal Diseases Services, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Brighton Office
160 Sawgrass Dr., Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14620
585.244.2200
 
Gates Office
2300 Buffalo Rd., Bldg. 700
Rochester, NY 14624
585.328.0153
 
Irondequoit Office
485 Titus Ave.,
Rochester, NY 14617
585.266.7880