Arusha Gupta MD Powered by ZocDoc
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Montgomery Center
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jonathan S. Lyons MD

Corneal Disorders

Corneal DisordersCornea is the transparent, front part of the eye. Disease, infection or injury can cause the cornea to swell (called “edema”) or degrade (become cloudy and reduce vision). Common diseases and disorders that affect the cornea include:

  • Allergies
  • Dry eye
  • Recurrent corneal erosions
  • Conjunctivitis (“Pink Eye”)
  • Epithelial Basement Membrane dystrophy
  • Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Herpes & Shingles
  • Pterygium
  • Corneal Scars from trauma

Treatment for corneal disease can take many forms, depending on the underlying problem as well as the patient’s preferences. Some conditions resolve on their own and many can be treated with medication. If the cornea is severely damaged or if there is a risk of blindness, a corneal transplant may be recommended to preserve vision.