If you or a loved one suffers from corneal diseases and conditions, come see the Cincinnati eye doctors at Tri-State Centers for Sight. We offer state of the art medical and surgical care.
The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber, and its purpose is to gather and focus visual images. The transparency allows the lens and the cornea to refract light. When the light is refracted, the image you are looking at is carried in the form of light waves into the interior of your eye. The surface of the cornea is where light begins its journey into the eye.
The surface of the cornea is clear and protects the eye like a windshield to a automobile, but it is subject to considerable abuse from the outside world, like dust particles and grit. If the cornea is damaged, blindness can occur.
The human cornea has five distinct layers and the smoothness and shape of the cornea is just as important to its proper functioning as is its transparency. If the shape of the cornea is irregular, our Tri-State Centers for Sight, Cincinnati and northern Kentucky eye surgeons offer surgical treatments to correct the shape of your cornea and your vision. After a comprehensive eye exam and testing, your eye doctor will determine the best corneal treatment for vision correction and this will be determined by your cornea health results.