What are the Signs of A Damaged Cornea?

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As your eye’s frontline guard against debris and pathogens, the cornea takes a beating. But sometimes, it requires a little help. And that’s why we’re here: to help you achieve overall ocular health and keep your vision clear and vibrant. So, if you have any visual difficulties or concerns about injuries or damage to your cornea, get in touch with us at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley in Napa, CA, and we’ll do our best to quickly have you good as new.

Why a fit cornea is essential for total eye health

The cornea is one of the many ocular structures that work in concert to help you see clearly. It’s the front part of the eye: the transparent, dome-shaped portion that protects the interior and forms a barrier against infection. It also supplies a good deal of the eye’s focusing power to allow light to properly shine on the retina at the back and produce clear, crisp vision.

There are numerous signs that your cornea is not in tip-top shape, and many relate to visual troubles. For example, you may notice blurriness, fogginess, or cloudiness. You may have difficulty focusing on objects, or you may see a glare in your visual field. You may also experience multiple forms of discomfort or pain, including a stinging, burning, or scratching sensation. You may also feel as if you have some small object stuck in your eye. Alternatively, your eyes may be especially sensitive, watery, red, or swollen.

How we can help you achieve vivid, vibrant vision and have you seeing the world in HD again

As with many other body tissues, the cornea has an inherent ability to repair itself after incurring damage. Though in more severe cases, it may not be able to do so. In such scenarios, professional treatment may be necessary to effectively restore your eye health and visual acuity. To know for sure, reach out to us and schedule an appointment with our experienced, board-certified ophthalmologists. We’ll give you the personalized care you deserve and devise a treatment plan tailored just for you and your needs. For those with injuries or deterioration of the cornea, we can perform a corneal transplant to replace part of or the entire cornea, and get you back to seeing the world in HD.

Even if you have not suffered corneal damage, its overall shape is essential for your eyesight. A misshapen cornea can cause what’s known as refractive errors, which do not allow for the correct bending and focusing of light onto the retina. This can lead to several common disorders: nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

But, as with other conditions requiring ophthalmologic intervention, our detail-attentive eye specialists can effectively and safely correct your vision via various types of refractive surgery. These relatively simple procedures are quick, generally taking less than half an hour, and require minimal downtime. In fact, most patients are good to go within a day or two, and many notice immediate visual improvements. Additionally, refractive surgery will liberate you from relying on glasses or contacts.

Contact us today for all your vision correction needs

For those in the Napa area who’ve incurred a corneal injury, suffer from any other such ailment, or have any concerns, there’s no reason to put off a professional consultation. Our expert eye team has treated a wide range of problems, and we’d love to help you find relief as well. So, be it pain, visual woes, or any other sort of discomfort or worry, contact us today at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley to find out how we can best serve you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.