Cornea Conditions

What is the cornea?

Similar to the windshield of a car or the crystal on a watch, the cornea is the clear, dome-shaped structure that forms the outermost layer of the eye. It covers the pupil (black circle in the center of the eye) and iris (colored part of the eye). Along with the natural lens, it focuses light onto the retina to form sharp images. If the cornea becomes scratched, dry, cloudy, or irregular, significant vision loss and pain can occur.


Common Questions

If my eyes are dry, why am I tearing?
The eye produces tears as a reflex to dryness. If the eye is frequently dry from a poor quality tear film, tear production can increase, resulting in overflowing tears.

Is there a cure for dry eye?
As of now, there is no cure for dry eyes. However, there are effective treatments for dry eye that your doctor can prescribe. The goal is to get control of your dry eye so that it does not interfere with your quality of life.