For corneal surgery, it’s important to choose a skilled provider like David Fuerst, MD or Nicole Fuerst, MD. They are two of the few surgeons who specialize in the management and treatment of corneal disease. If you need treatment for corneal conditions like keratitis or corneal dystrophy, you should contact Fuerst Eye Center. Call the office in Glendale or West Covina, California, or use the online booking tool to request a cornea surgery consultation at any time.
The cornea is the clear dome over the front of the eye that processes light and allows for clear vision. The cornea stays clear by having a healthy endothelium – the inside layer of the cornea – which pumps fluid out of the cornea. Any damage or abnormality that affects the cornea can cause vision changes as well as other physical effects, such as headaches and nausea.
Some common conditions that affect the cornea include:
Other injuries or illnesses can also affect the cornea, including infections, allergies, or chemical exposure. Many corneal conditions resolve on their own or can be treated with noninvasive treatments like eye drops. However, more complex conditions may require surgery.
The experienced, fellowship-trained corneal surgeons at Fuerst Eye Center provide leading treatments for cornea conditions to help restore your visual health. Corneal surgery is custom-tailored to your needs.
Their expertise covers a variety of surgical techniques, including:
Many methods of each type of surgery are also available, particularly for cornea transplants.
If your corneas are damaged beyond repair, and conservative methods don’t help, your surgeon may suggest personalized surgical repair with one of the following methods:
If you’re ready to reclaim your eyesight with the expertise of highly trained, skilled ophthalmologists, contact Fuerst Eye Center by phone, or you can request a consultation online.