The cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped part of the eye. If the cornea is not shaped correctly, the eye cannot properly focus light rays, which leads to nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Our eye surgeons have helped many people correct these problems by adjusting the shape of their corneas through LASIK or PRK procedures.
In addition to contour problems, corneas might also become diseased. Two of the most common corneal conditions are keratitis and keratoconus. The former is an inflammation of the cornea, while the latter is a condition that causes the cornea to weaken and bulge forward. Our doctors can diagnose and treat both of these potentially sight-threatening conditions.