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.

What Our Customers
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Hugo H

Great place. Clean and professional office. Dr. Jordan is a fantastic doctor. I got cataract surgery on both eyes and it changed my life 100%. Great staff. Highly recommend this practice.

J.B. Wright

I suffered from a corneal abrasion suddenly while I was in town for business. The group was very responsive in getting back to me and squeezing me in on the same day. They recently incorporated a new computer system and I can see the benefits to that implementation. It made the check-in process very easy and quick. Dr. Fox was attentive and compassionate to my problem. She prescribed my prescription and laid out a clear path for me to take as soon as I flew home. Thank you to the team!

Wilma Mitchell

I had cataract surgery and it went fantastic! All the staff were very professional and helpful. Dr Jordan made me feel very comfortable. I can see so much better. I am even driving at nite, which was a big issue. Highly recommend them!

Michele Keating

Great job by intake person for Dr William Jordan today. I was not able to get her name I just had surgery on my knee a few days prior to the visit and was in a great amount of discomfort She was kind and accommodating to me in every way and was very patient with me and helpful

Willie Schumacher

Northeast eye is fantastic. I had 2 cataracts removed and new lens put in. Everyone was polite, efficient, and helpful. Dr Frattali is great. Very detailed, very reassuring and even quietly sang while operating on my eyes. No discomfort. I felt well cared for and informed the entire time. Would highly recommend them. I left there not having to wear glasses for now. I look forward to their follow up.

Harold Cameron

I always receive outstanding eye care when I go to the Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton. The staff are pleasant and helpful. Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr. always provides the highest quality of eye care for me. I am very pleased with NE Eye and will continue to go there for my vision needs.

Thomas Glasspool

They did a great job with my Lasik procedure. They were polite and professional and kept me informed during the whole process. I was able to schedule my Lasik the same week I had my evaluation.

Art Jordan

Northeastern Eye Institute is one of the best eye care practices in the area, every time I go there the staff is friendly, considerate and helpful. When I'm with my doctor he listens to my concerns, and explains to me, so I can understand, the issues I was having with my eyes. Unlike other doctors who have rushed through my visit as if I were on a assembly line. I would highly recommend Northeastern Eye to anyone who is looking for an eye doctor.

Barbara Holder

Had an appointment last week with Dr.Walsh.. she was awesome ..All the office staff was masked and they had hand sanitizer around the office.when I paid with my credit card they even sanitized it before giving it back to me.. the lady that helped me pick out my frames was very friendly and knowledgeable about the frames that would look nice on me .the whole process from checking in and picking frames out to sitting down to place my order took under 90 minutes. Will definitely recommend them to people

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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.

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