The cornea is the transparent part or windshield of your eye that covers the iris and the pupil and allows light to enter the inside. If the cornea is abnormal for any reason, light will not pass through it properly causing poor vision. Several factors can cause diseases or abnormalities of the cornea, including certain inherited conditions, eye trauma, scaring, or untreated eye infections.
If your cornea is severely damaged or your vision is impaired because of a cloudy or irregular-shaped cornea that does not improve with medical therapy or contact lenses, then you may be a good candidate for corneal surgery, including a cornea transplant. In this procedure, our physician will remove the damaged cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue to help restore impaired vision, relieve pain, and protect the inner structure of the eye.