What is the Cornea?
The cornea is located in the front part of the eyeball, that protects your iris, pupil and the anterior chamber. The cornea is transparent and this is the eye’s outermost layer. The cornea’s job is to let light through the lens, similar to the function like a window that controls the entry of light.
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Services We Offer
If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection of an injury, the resulting scars may damage your vision and cause blindness. If you are experiencing pain, blurred vision, tearing, redness or extreme sensitivity to light you should contact us and schedule an appointment.
Common Corneal Conditions that we treat:
- Dry eyes: When tears do not provide adequate moisture to the eye/cornea. This condition causes the eye to feel uncomfortable, dry, red and may cause inflammation.
- Keratitis: Occurs when there is inflammation to the clear tissue on the front of the cornea.
- Keratoconus: When the clear tissue on the front of the eye bulges outward which will cause vision to blur and be sensitive to light.
- Corneal Ulcer: Inflammation of the cornea usually due to a bacterial inflection, resulting in extreme pain.
- Corneal Abrasion/Erosion: When the cornea is scratched or when the top layer of cell is disrupted.
- Pinguecula / Pterygium: When yellowish spot appears on the white part of the eye due to ultraviolet rays from the sun
If you would like to make appointment with Dr. Oxford, contact us today by: Requesting an appointment or call us: 415-923-3007.