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Cornea Center

The cornea is the transparent part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. People often think the colored part of their eye, or the iris, is part of the cornea, but it’s not. If yo u think of your watch, the iris and pupil are akin to the watch face, while your cornea is likened to the crystal that covers the watch face.

Light waves are carried to the interior of the eye by the surface of the cornea and its mission is to gather and focus visual images. The cornea is always subject to damage by grit or particles that inevitably find their way into your eyes. If the smooth corneal surface becomes scratched or swollen, the clarity of the cornea is disturbed and vision becomes blurry and foggy.


To learn more about the cornea and corneal conditions and treatments, please click on the links below

DSEK Corneal Transplants Fuchs Dystrophy Cornea Tattoo DSEK and the EndoSerter