The cornea is the clear front window of the eye that covers the colored iris and the round pupil. Light is focused while passing through the cornea so we can see. The Cleveland Eye Clinic has many corneal surgical options that work with the cornea:
Corneal Transplant – Due to conditions such as scarring after injury or infections, keratoconus, a hereditary corneal failure, or any other condition resulting in glare or blurred vision, corneal surgery can be preformed to remove the damaged cornea and replace it with a clear donor cornea.
KAMRA Corneal Inlay – This procedure helps to improve reading vision. The KAMRA inlay is a tiny device is implanted into the cornea of one eye which acts like a camera to focus light onto the retina providing you near and intermediate vision while maintaining distance vision.
CXL procedure (Corneal collagen cross-linking) – This is a treatment for keratoconus. It adds cross-links to the cornea making it more stable, holding its shape and helps strengthen the cornea which stops the thinning process and further loss of vision.
Surgical treatments for pterygium – A pterygium is a growth on the clear layer of the eye which can spread to the cornea. If the pterygium is irritating or causing visual problems, a surgical graft can be performed to treat it. Cleveland Eye Clinic offers other options to treat a pterygium as well. A pterygium can be removed for cosmetic purposes too.