Cornea and External Eye Disease Treatment

What is the cornea?

The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. Along with the sclera (white of the eye), the cornea serves as a barrier against germs and other elements that can harm the eye’s delicate components. The cornea is also the most important tissue for vision. All light that enters the eye is bent, by the cornea. If the cornea becomes damaged through disease, infection, or injury, the resulting scars or discoloration interferes with vision by blocking light entering the eye.

What is the treatment for cornea and external eye disease?

We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, including advanced technology and surgical techniques, to evaluate and treat a variety of corneal and external eye diseases.

Our ophthalmologists at USF can treat disorders of the cornea and outer coats of the eye, including conjunctiva and sclera. We offer the latest techniques in all forms of corneal transplantation and cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses and laser refractive surgery. Simple and complicated corneal transplantation, simple and complicated cataract surgery, corneal and anterior segment trauma, corneal ulcers and anterior segment reconstruction as well and evaluation and management of ocular surface reconstruction and dry eye evaluation and management.