The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It consists of a clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. The cornea’s job is to shield and protect the eye from harmful contaminants such as dust, germs, and dirt. It controls and focuses the entry of light into the eye as well as screens out damaging ultraviolet wavelengths from the sun. Please call San Antonio Eye Center to schedule an eye examination today to ensure the health of your corneas.

Some diseases and disorders of the cornea include the following:

  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Corneal Infections
  • Dry Eye
  • Fuchs’ Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophies
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Keratoconus
  • Lattice Dystrophy
  • Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy
  • Ocular Herpes
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Errors
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome