The Cornea

Wondering what exactly the cornea is?

What is the cornea?

The eye’s outermost layer is called the cornea. The cornea is a dome-shaped surface that makes up the front of the eye.

Your cornea acts as a barrier for your eye to the outside world. Your cornea and lens work to focus light on your retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eye).

Cornea Complications

Maintaining a healthy cornea is imperative for good vision. Injuries as well as dry eyes, allergies and other conditions can affect the health of your cornea.

Your cornea can also have refractive errors that need corrected via glasses, contacts or refractive surgery such as LASIK.

What is a Cornea Specialist?

A cornea specialist has extensive and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment, including surgical treatment, of your cornea.

Our Cornea Specialist

Our Cornea Specialist here at Oregon Eye Consultants, Dr. Benjamin Kunz, MD is a leader in cornea care and sees patients not only at our Eugene Eye Clinic, but also our Springfield Eye Clinic, Florence Eye Clinic and Newport Eye Clinic locations.

Have you been referred to a cornea specialist or need to see one?

Our ophthalmologists here at Oregon Eye Consultants are leaders in cornea care.

Call our office today at 541-687-1927 to establish care with our Cornea Specialist.