About Cornea Diseases and Disorders
Our expert team of ophthalmologists at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians is highly trained in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of diseases that impact the eyes, including cornea disorders. The cornea is the clear, transparent layer at the front of the eye that helps focus light and protects the eye from germs, dust, and other foreign matter. If this layer is damaged or compromised in any way, it can lead to infection, visual impairment, tearing, or severe eye pain. These symptoms are also often signs of a cornea disease or disorder. If you are experiencing any of the above ailments, contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA to schedule a comprehensive eye exam today.
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Types of Cornea Diseases and Disorders
There are five main categories that classify the different types of disorders that affect the cornea: allergies, infections, injuries, dry eye, and corneal dystrophies. The causes of these conditions vary greatly, but genetics, environmental factors, certain medications, lifestyle, and underlying health conditions often play a role in triggering a cornea disease. Corneal conditions are usually diagnosed with a comprehensive eye exam and treatment will differ, depending on the type of disorder and the underlying cause. The most common forms of treatment include prescription eye drops, artificial corneas, laser therapy, and corneal transplant surgery.
Check for corneal conditions
If you have been having issues with your vision and suspect a corneal disorder, call Baton Rouge Eye Physicians to schedule an appointment. Our skilled ophthalmologists can perform a full eye assessment to determine the underlying cause of your discomfort and whether you have a corneal disorder that requires treatment. Reach out to our eye clinic in Baton Rouge, LA today.