Posts Tagged ‘ cornea ’

Kerato-what? (Keratoconus)

Keratoconus  affects 1 in 2,000 Americans. Kerato-meaning cornea and conus-meaning cone. . . keratoconus describes a painless progressive thinning of our corneas. This thinning causes the front of our eye to bulge forward (when viewed under a microscope) and the cornea adopts a cone-shaped appearance. Keratoconus usually is an inherited condition and can be made worse… Read More »


A ring of white and blue–Arcus

If you’re over the age of 50, you may have noticed a faint to moderate white/blue ring around your cornea. This is known as arcus and is a normal age-related finding. Arcus does not impact the clarity of your vision or the comfort of your eyes. Arcus represents a gradual build-up of cholesterol. Patients over… Read More »


Worse than a Monday Morning

If you’ve ever had a corneal abrasion or scratch across the front of your eye, you’ve experienced significant pain. Over time, the cornea eventually heals itself. But did you know the same area is susceptible to pain in the future-even if you don’t scratch your eye again? This is because recently healed tissue is loosely… Read More »


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