Cornea Treatments — Denver Cornea Specialists
The cornea is the transparent, clear front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. Together with the lens, the cornea refracts light, with the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye's total optical power. Medical terms related to the cornea often start with the prefix "kerat.” Various refractive eye surgery techniques change the shape of the cornea in order to reduce the need for corrective glasses or lenses. In many of the techniques used today, reshaping of the cornea is performed by the excimer laser. These techniques include LASIK and PRK.
Cornea Related Website Pages
Understanding Cornea Diseases
The term “corneal disease” refers to a variety of conditions that affect mainly the cornea. These include infections like herpes simplex virus and bacterial infections from contact lenese and inherited diseases like keratoconus and Fuchs' corneal dystrophy.
If a cornea becomes damaged through infection, injury or disease, the resulting corneal swelling, astigmatism, or scars can interfere with vision by blocking or distorting light as it enters the eye. When there is deep injury to the cornea, the healing process may be prolonged, possibly resulting in a variety of symptoms including: pain, blurred vision, tearing, redness, and extreme sensitivity to light.
If you think you have a corneal disease, please contact us. All of our doctors have the necessary experience, expertise, and equipment to diagnose and treat corneal diseases. We also have a fellowship-trained cornea specialist on staff.
Also, we have a state of the art LASIK facility where our LASIK doctors have performed thousands of successful LASIK procedures, which are done on the cornea. Your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be treated by reshaping your cornea with a laser giving you more independence from glasses or contact lenses. Please contact us if you are interested in being evaluated for LASIK eye surgery.
At Denver Eye Surgeons, we are pleased to offer cataract surgery at our onsite, outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC). Our surgical center offers patients a comfortable, friendly and supportive environment for undergoing cataract removal.
For more information, please contact our office and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you in setting up a personalized cataract evaluation.
Our facility houses a state-of-the-art, outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in Lakewood, Colorado, with the latest equipment and tools necessary to achieve optimal outcomes. The ASC is a comfortable, friendly and supportive environment for undergoing ophthalmic surgery.
Take our Free LASIK Self-Evaluation to determine if you are qualified for LASIK.
The doctors and surgeons of Denver Eye Surgeons provide a wide range of services and the highest quality care. They have helped thousands of patients in the Denver area to improve or restore their vision with LASIK Surgery, cataract surgery or glaucoma treatment.
Welcome to the Denver Eye Surgeons media center! Please feel free to watch our collection of eye care videos designed to help you get a better understanding of vision correction and the vision correction procedures that may be the best option for your personal best vision. If at any moment you have a question please feel free to contact us through our ophthalmology website forms.