PROCEDURES

Information About Cornea Procedures

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The cornea is the transparent, rounded outer structure of the eye. Its primary function is to focus light on the retina and encourage clear vision.

PTK

Recovery Time
1 week - 1 month

Phototherapeutic keratectomy is an advanced laser eye surgery that is performed to address and remove irregularities on the cornea, like blurry spots.

Keratoconus is a disease that causes the cornea (the clear outer layer of the eye) to become misshapen and oblong, which results in distorted vision.

Recovery Time
4 days

In corneal cross-linking (CXL), riboflavin and ultraviolet light are used to strengthen corneal tissue weakened by eye conditions like keratoconus.

Recovery Time
1 year

Corneal transplants are highly effective surgical procedures that utilize donor tissue to replace a damaged or diseased cornea or epithelial layer.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.