Information About Cornea Procedures

About Corneal Procedures

The cornea is the clear, outer layer of the eye that focuses light on the retina, allowing for clear vision. Unfortunately, due to its position as the outermost layer of the eye, it can easily be damaged, which can greatly obstruct your vision. If this happens, the highly qualified team at Vance Thompson Vision in Billings, MT can perform one of several procedures to strengthen, reshape, or even transplant the cornea. Meet with one of our expert doctors today if you find yourself concerned with the health of your cornea.

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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.


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.