At Northeastern Eye Institute, our team of trained and experienced eye doctors can diagnose and treat a huge range of common and uncommon corneal disorders, including:
Corneal abrasion: An injury on the surface of the cornea caused by contact lenses, fingernails, paper cuts, rubbing or other objects. These are generally treated with a topical antibiotic to prevent infection.
Conjunctivitis: The inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the membrane that covers the white of the eye (sclera). When the conjunctiva becomes irritated or inflamed, the blood vessels that supply it become enlarged and more prominent, causing the eye to turn red. Conjunctiva is caused by infections, allergies and irritants.
Keratoconus: A degenerative eye disorder which causes the cornea to become thin and cone-shaped. This is a relatively uncommon condition, that causes a serious distortion of vision. Keratoconus can be managed with rigid contact lenses, or a corneal transplant in more extreme cases.
Corneal edema: This is a swelling of the cornea, and generally occurs due to occasional degeneration following cataract surgery.