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Guide to Corneal Diseases

  • Pinguecula and Pterygium

    Pingueculae and pterygia are benign growths that appear on the eye’s conjunctiva, the clear covering over the white part of your eye. What is a...
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  • Fuchs Dystrophy

    Approximately 4 percent of adults have the painful eye condition, Fuchs dystrophy.  What is Fuch’s dystrophy? Fuchs’ dystrophy is a corneal disease, occurring when the...
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  • Corneal Band Keratopathy

    Corneal band keratopathy is a corneal disease often described as ‘Swiss cheese’ because of its white and holey appearance. Band keratopathy is a disorder that...
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  • Keratitis

    Keratitis is a serious corneal inflammation that affects up to 20 in 10,000 people, with high risks if soft contact lenses are worn overnight. What...
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  • Corneal Scratch

    A corneal abrasion, also called a scratched cornea is one of the most common eye injuries. What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear...
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  • What Is a Pinguecula? 

    Pinguecula are found in over 47.9% of the adult population.  This eye condition might be hard to pronounce, but according to Eye Magazine (2020), it...
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  • How Does Herpes Affect the Eyes?

    Eye herpes affects over 1.5 million people around the world each year. The most common type of eye herpes is called epithelial keratitis, which tends...
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  • Corneal Transplant (Keratoplasty)

    More than 44,000 corneal transplants are performed in the United States each year. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that is responsible...
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  • Corneal Ulcers

    What is a corneal ulcer? The cornea is the translucent, outermost layer of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The cornea plays a...
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  • What Is a Corneal Abrasion?

    Corneal abrasions account for over 2 in every 100 eye injuries each year.  What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of...
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  • Keratoconus

    What is keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes thinning and reshaping of the cornea, the front part of your eye.  In a healthy...
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  • Corneal Dystrophies

    Corneal conditions can permantly impact your vision. The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It’s primary function is to act as...
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  • Corneal Diseases

    What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It acts as a barrier and filter— protecting our eyes...
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  • How Does the Cornea Affect Vision?

    The cornea provides more than 66% of the focusing power of the eye, but what exactly does that mean for your vision? The cornea is...
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