Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Ophthalmology

Cornea

Dr. Matthew Bujak, Dr. Clara Chan, Dr. Trevor Chin Fook

The cornea is the clear dome that covers the eye. It has no blood vessels and must stay transparent for good vision.

Common disorders of the cornea and anterior segment (front of the eye) treated by a cornea specialist include:

  • Severe allergic eye conditions
  • Cataract, a cloudiness of the normally clear lens of the eye which may require extraction with lens implant
  • Conjunctivitis, inflammation of the covering of the eye
  • Keratoconus, the bulging of the cornea causing severe astigmatism which may require a corneal transplant
  • Corneal dystrophies, including Fuchs' endothelial, Lattice and map dot fingerprint dystrophies which may require a cornea transplant
  • Corneal infections from bacterial, fungal, shingles, herpes simplex virus, and others organisms 
  • Corneal scarring from trauma or severe corneal infections can impair vision and may require a corneal transplant
  • Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy which may require a cornea transplant
  • Pterygium, scar tissue growth over the cornea which may require excision and conjunctival autograft