Your cornea is a key part of your eye, and located at the front, it is the entry point for light, and therefore its wellness has a lot to do with how well you see. Here at Suburban Eye Associates, we want you to know about what conditions affect the cornea, and what can be done about them.
At this time of the year, dry eye becomes considerably more common. That’s because harsh, whipping winds and lack of moisture in the air indoors due to heating contribute to an existing situation of poor tear production. You may also suffer with eye allergies, including such frustrating signs as excessive tearing, itchiness, and red eyes. And keratitis is inflammation, and possibly infection, of the cornea, which may be made worse by the rubbing of contact lenses against it. The problem may be bacterial in nature, viral, or even fungal or chemical. Seek out the skilled and experienced care of our 19006 cornea doctor for diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. Luckily, with prompt attention there is no reason to expect that any of the above conditions will be serious enough to result in long term harm. Corneal diseases keratoconus and Fuchs’ dystrophy, but you do not need to have a specific corneal concern for it be impacted. Shingles, a virus that is a secondary effect of chickenpox that occurs later in life can also threaten that vulnerable part of your eye. Our 19006 cornea doctor also addresses ocular herpes, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE), and pterygium. Among other conditions.
If you have any of the typical symptoms of a problem with your cornea, such as eye pain, redness, unusual tearing, light sensitivity, visible scarring of the cornea, or blurry vision, don’t hesitate to get the attentive care of our 19006 cornea doctor. Reach out to our office to set up a timely appointment.