What are Corneal Disorders?
The cornea is basically a window into the eye. It aids in focusing light rays onto the retina to allow us to see things clearly. Any diseases of the cornea may cause decrease in visual acuity. The cornea also contains many nerve endings, so injuries or diseases of the cornea may result in discomfort or pain.
Corneal disorders include, but are not limited to: corneal dystrophies, corneal degenerations, inflammation, and infection. Many corneal disorders can be controlled or healed with eye drops.
More advanced disorders may require procedures using lasers or surgery such as corneal transplantation for visual recovery.