Corneal disease is a group of eye conditions that affect the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye that helps to focus light. The cornea is an important part of the eye’s optical system, and any damage or disease can affect vision.
Corneal surgery is a type of eye surgery that is performed to treat various corneal diseases and conditions. There are several types of corneal surgery, including:
Keratoconus: The cornea becomes progressively thinner and protrudes, causing distortion of your vision. To find out more about keratoconus, click here
Fuchs’ dystrophy: This is categorised by swelling up and thickening of the cornea due to the endothelial cells not functioning correctly any more. Symptoms include blurry vision, which is usually worse in the mornings, glare and halos, cloudy corneas and sensitivity to light.
Lattice dystrophy: It causes material to build up on the cornea in a lattice (grid) pattern, causing corneal erosion. This can cause pain in the eye, a foreign body sensation, blurry vision, watery eyes and light sensitivity. It usually begins in childhood and treatment includes eye drops, ointments and special eye patches and contact lenses. If there is severe scarring on the cornea, laser or a corneal transplant may be required.
It may take several weeks or months for the eye to fully heal and for vision to improve.
The clinic will be closed from Monday 6th November 2023 and will re-open on Wednesday 8th November 2023.
The clinic will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Monday 8th January 2024.
From the team at East Melbourne Eye Group, we wish all of our patients & referrers a happy & safe festive period.
The Christmas holiday period can be a very busy time, please take a moment to ensure you have enough scripts to cover you over the holiday period and your referrals are up to date.