Information About Cornea Services

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The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped window covering the front of the eye. In diseased corneas, the shape can bulge and lead to vision impairments.


Recovery Time
1 week - 1 month

Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) uses a laser to remove corneal scar tissue and other abnormalities to improve a patient's vision and eye health.

Recovery Time
3 days

With keratoconus, the cornea gradually thins and bulges into a cone shape, causing progressively impaired, blurry vision, but it can be treated.

Recovery Time
3 - 4 days

Corneal cross-linking helps strengthen the corneal tissue fibers in patients with ectasia (corneal weakening) related to conditions, like keratoconus.

Recovery Time
1 year

During a corneal transplant, the diseased tissue is surgically removed and replaced with a healthy donor sample to improve a patient's vision.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.