Detecting & Treating Corneal Problems

The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye, and while that might seem like a very small part, it is a highly organized tissue that holds a lot of responsibility for your vision! Believe it or not, this part of your eye contributes between 65-75% of your eye’s total focusing power. The cornea can be damaged by injury, disease, hereditary conditions or even over wearing of contact lenses. As a result, it may become swollen or scarred. These scars may cause the cornea to scatter or distort light resulting in reduced vision, pain in your eye, sensitivity to light or slight inflammation in your eye. Many of these conditions can be treated with medication and/or surgery by our corneal care expert. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you contact us right away for an appointment with our corneal specialist.

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Corneal Care Before LASIK Surgery

One of the most common reasons for an unhealthy cornea is the overuse of contact lenses. At Providence Eye, we often see patients with contact lens-related corneal problems and can typically treat them with expert corneal care in preparation for LASIK eye surgery. Detecting subtle corneal problems and ensuring both eyes are in optimal condition before having LASIK is critical to a safe and successful procedure.

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