Anatomy of the Eye //
For its size, the eye is a complicated organ. Because it deals with light, much of the eye must be transparent and free of blood. The cornea is the crystal clear tissue that covers the front of the eye. The sclera is the thick, white “wall” of the eye and the conjunctiva is the thin tissue that covers and protects the sclera. The eyelids function to protect these surface structures of the eye and to keep them moist with each blink. The cornea in concert with the lens focuses light on the retina. The macula is the most sensitive part on the retina. The light stimulated cells of the retina send image data to the brain via the optic nerve.
There are many disorders that can affect all of these structures including infections, degenerations and trauma. There are inherited diseases of the eye often called dystrophies.
Corneal and External Ocular Diseases //
Our practice specializes in the medical diagnostic and surgical treatment of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. This specialization encompasses all disorders of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids. Each of our physicians is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has completed specialized fellowship training in cornea & external disease. Services include consulting, state-of-the-art diagnostics and the full range of medical and surgical management of routine, complex and high-risk corneal and external eye diseases.
Complex Cataract Surgery