Corneal Eye Care in Northeast Pennsylvania

The cornea is tissue that covers the colored portion of the eye, acting much like a watch crystal covers the face of a watch. Because the cornea is the “window” to the eye, it is often exposed to light, touch and environmental factors that can cause corneal disorders that can affect vision and cause pain and discomfort.

Common and uncommon corneal disorders:

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.

Corneal Eye Care Services at the Northeastern Eye Institute

Staffed by corneal eye care specialists Thomas Boland, MD, and Christopher S. Jordan, MD, the Cornea Center at the Northeastern Eye Institute is northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading provider of medical and surgical services to patients with corneal disorders.

Vision PennsylvaniaEstablished in 1988, it was the first practice dedicated to corneal disorders in the region; and has since performed over a thousand corneal transplants and helped improve the vision of thousands more.

Today, the Cornea Center at the Northeastern Eye Institute remains a leading authority on the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disorders. In the past three decades, the Cornea Center at the Northeastern Eye Institute has conducted many high-profile research projects, including FDA studies, keratoconus studies, dry eye studies, laser-related research projects and studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Contact Northeastern Eye Institute today to schedule an appointment with one of our corneal specialists by calling toll-free855-204-6888 or (570) 342-3145, or emailing us to schedule an appointment.

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Corneal Transplants at Northeastern Eye Institute

While some corneal disorders occur naturally, other disorders can be inherited – and may lead to corneal clouding or loss of sight. In such cases, a corneal transplant (keratoplasty) may be required.

Corneal transplants are a fairly common procedure, with over 20,000 corneal transplants being performed successfully in the United States each year. These transplants are made using corneal donor tissue taken from someone who has just died and was a voluntary donor.

The surgical procedure consists of a transfer of the clear, central part of the cornea from the donor’s eye to the patient’s eye. Soon after the procedure, the patient can walk and resume most activities. Complete visual rehabilitation may take up to a year, but because the cornea contains no blood vessels, there are relatively few problems with tissue rejection.

The Cornea Center at Northeastern Eye Institute is the region’s leading provider of corneal transplants in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton area, as well as throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our team of specialists has successfully performed over a thousand cornea transplants in the past three decades.

Areas Served

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Hamlin Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Hamlin office is located in the Hamlin Shopping Center at 569 Hamlin Highway. This location also serves the communities of Lake Ariel, Newfoundland, Greentown, Moscow, Gouldsboro, Hawley,
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Honesdale Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s newly renovated Honesdale office is located at 626 Park Street. In addition to Honesdale, this office serves the communities of Uniondale, Lake Como, Starlight, Milford, Hawley, Waymart,
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Hazleton Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Laurel Mall office is located at the Laurel Mall in Hazle, PA. This office serves the communities of Hazleton, West Hazleton, Sugarloaf, Conyngham, Drums, Freeland, White Haven
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Mid-Valley Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mid-Valley office is located at 1582 Main Street in Peckville, in the Planet Fitness Plaza. In addition to Peckville, this office also serves the communities of Dickson
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Montrose Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Montrose office is located at 16749 State Route 706 in the Rob’s Market Plaza. In addition to Montrose, this office also serves the communities of Susquehanna, Gibson,
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Mountaintop Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mountaintop office is located at 10 1/2 South Mountain Blvd. This location also serves the communities of Hazleton, Nanticoke, Ashley, Berwick, Nescopeck, White Haven, Drums, Conyngham, Hanover
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Pittston Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pittston office is located at the Pittston Plaza, 1850 South Township Blvd. This office serves the communities of Pittston, West Pittston, Exeter, Wyoming, Plains, Duryea, Avoca, Moosic,
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Pocono Summit Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pocono office is located in the Pocono Summit Plaza in Pocono Summit, PA. This office also serves the communities of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Pocono Pines, Cresco, Blakeslee,
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Scranton Location
Our Scranton office is home to our Ambulatory Surgical Center where we offer LASIK, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and other eye surgeries to correct retina issues for patients in
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Tunkhannock Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Tunkhannock office is located at 304 West Tioga Street. This office also serves the communities of Meshoppen, Mehoopany, Dushore, Laceyville, Springville, Dimock, Eaton Twp., Nicholson, Factoryville, Dalton,
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Kidder Street Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Wilkes-Barre office is located at 679 Kidder Street near the busy Kidder Street shopping district. This office also serves the communities of Kingston, Forty Fort, Edwardsville and