The cornea is the transparent layer at the front of the eye. It helps control how light enters the eye and makes up a significant portion of the eye’s overall focusing power. This major role means corneal damage or weakening can have a significant impact on your ability to see clearly. Although treatment depends on many factors, some corneal conditions will need to be surgically corrected. Learn more about some of our advanced corneal surgery options below.
What Are Intacs® Inserts?
For the treatment of keratoconus and other corneal conditions, your surgeon may recommend the use of Intacs. Intacs are micro-thin, prescription inserts that are placed in the peripheral layer of the cornea to help reshape the steep area of the cornea.
Do I Need a Corneal Transplant?
In the event of severe corneal damage that cannot be treated with our other minimally invasive procedures, our surgeons may sometimes recommend a corneal transplant.
Could My Corneal Issue be Keratoconus?
Most often appearing in young adults, keratoconus is a progressive eye condition where the cornea thins and protrudes in an abnormal shape. Because the cornea allows light to enter the eye to focus, keratoconus often leads to:
- Frequent vision prescription changes
- Difficulty driving at night
- Halos, especially at night
- Eye strain
- Eye irritation
- Headaches and general eye pain
It can usually be diagnosed with an in-depth eye examination and measurement of the corneal curvature. Although sometimes treatable with glasses and contact lenses in the early stages, the disease may eventually need surgical treatment.
Does My Corneal Condition Require Surgery?
Correcting corneal conditions may or may not require surgery. Make an appointment with us today, and let us find the best, fastest, and most affordable way to help you see the world through better eyes.
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