Cornea Problems in Knoxville TN

What Are Cornea Diseases?

The transparent part of the eye at the front, which covers the iris and pupil is the cornea. Its primary purpose is to refract light and, while its focus is fixed, it contributes approximately two-thirds of the eye’s total focusing power. It consists of three layers:
  • 1 The stroma, which makes up most of the cornea
  • 2 The epithelium, which is several layers of cells covering the exterior of the stroma
  • 3 The endothelium, which is a single layer of cells lining the interior of the stroma

Cornea and External Eye Disease Conditions

As relatively simple as the cornea is, it is susceptible to a number of conditions including:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Cornea and External Eye Disease

In order to ensure your condition is properly diagnosed, it is important that a complete eye examination is performed. The exam will allow our surgeon to fully understand and diagnose your condition. Depending on the results of your exam, our surgeons can also provide you with recommendations for treatments and a recommended treatment schedule.

Our skilled surgeons specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of cornea and external eye disease. From medical treatments to corneal transplants, our specialists are well-versed in a number of interventions.

What is a cornea transplant?

A healthy and clear cornea is a key element of our vision. In the event of injury or disease, the cornea can become swollen, misshapen, and even scarred leading to a loss of clarity, which will effect your vision. In many cases, the only way to restore the function of the cornea is to remove damaged or unhealthy cornea tissue and replace it with clear cornea tissue from a donor. This procedure is called a cornea transplant.

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