Cornea Surgeon in Chicago
The cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of the eye. The cornea is often called the “window to the eye”, because it is clear and responsible for letting light into the eye. The cornea may seem to lack substance, but it is actually an intricate piece of tissue that has many jobs.
The cornea allows light into the eye, reflecting onto the retina, which then sends signals to the brain allowing us to see what is in front of us. The health of the cornea is extremely important to good eyesight. The cornea is fairly resilient, but because it contains more nerve endings than anywhere else in the body, it is extremely sensitive to light.
There are many diseases and conditions that can affect the cornea, some of which include:
- Dry eye syndrome
- Herpes Zoster (shingles)
- Refractive errors
- Corneal Dystrophies
Also common are corneal injuries and abrasions (scratches or cuts), which can be very serious and require immediate medical attention.
Dr. Manus Kraff offers the most up-to-date and effective corneal disease treatments. Dr. Kraff, located in Chicago, is also a very experienced and skilled corneal surgeon, performing corneal transplants for keratoconus, Fuch’s dystrophy and more.
If you are suffering from any of these diseases and conditions, be sure to contact Dr. Manus Kraff for your treatment options. Most corneal disease is easily cured and controlled, so call our Chicago office today to set up your appointment!