Corneal Diseases & Treatment in Wyandotte, Michigan

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Book an Appointment with Our Cornea Experts

The corneal specialists at Byrd & Wyandotte have the experience and technology necessary to treat a wide range of corneal diseases and injuries. Our cornea team includes fellowship-trained experts in the treatment of complex corneal conditions. 

Schedule your appointment with our Wyandotte, MI corneal specialists today.

What is the Cornea?

The cornea is the clear front part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. It helps focus light, providing most of the eye’s optical power. It also acts as a shield to protect the eye. If the cornea becomes damaged–whether from injury, disease, or a genetic condition–turn to the corneal specialists at Byrd and Wyandotte Eye Clinic for expert evaluation and care. 

How Can an Unhealthy Cornea Affect Vision?

There are many causes of corneal disease and degeneration. If the cornea is damaged, it may become swollen or scarred, and its smoothness and clarity may be lost. Scars, swelling, or an irregular shape can cause the cornea to scatter or distort light, resulting in glare or blurred vision.

Corneal diseases or injury can not only be uncomfortable, but they may pose a threat to a patient’s ability to see. In some cases, prompt treatment of corneal conditions is essential to preserve vision. 

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Common Corneal Diseases

If you have any of the symptoms or conditions described above, schedule an evaluation or treatment with one of our Wyandotte, MI corneal specialists. Book an appointment online or call 734.284.2444 to schedule an appointment with Byrd & Wyandotte today.

Corneal Refractive Surgery – LASIK

The cornea is the part of the eye where the well-known refractive procedure called LASIK occurs. LASIK is highly effective in reducing the need for glasses and contact lenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Help Prevent Injuries to My Cornea?

Always wear protective eyewear when playing sports that use a moving object (ball, frisbee), doing yardwork (mowing the lawn, weed whacking, leaf blowing), making repairs (hammering, sawing, sanding), using machines (drills, staple guns) or when using chemicals (bleach, antifreeze, pesticides, etc).

What Are Common Symptoms of a Corneal Infection?

Symptoms may include eye pain, redness, burning, itching, watery eyes, discharge, sensitivity to light, a white patch on the cornea or impaired vision. 

What Are Some of the Reasons One Might Need a Corneal Transplant?

Conditions that may require a corneal transplantation include corneal scarring, keratoconus, inherited corneal disorders (like Fuchs’ dystrophy), infections, tumors, persistent swelling, as well as corneal ulceration, erosion, thinning, or perforation.

Are Corneal Transplant Surgeries Safe?

With over 40,000 procedures per year, corneal transplants are the most common and successful type of transplant surgery performed in the United States.

How are Corneal Ulcers Treated?

Treatment for a corneal ulcer is prescribed based on its underlying cause. Antiviral, antifungal, or antibacterial medication is commonly prescribed to treat mild to moderate infection. Medication may be administered as eye drops. To coincide with medicated eye drops, a corticosteroid eye drop may also be prescribed to reduce inflammation around the cornea. Severe cases of corneal ulcers may require surgery to replace the affected cornea.

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Visit Our Corneal Disease Treatment Specialists on Oak Street!

Looking for corneal disease treatment in Wyandotte, MI? Make an appointment with the Byrd & Wyandotte cornea specialists in the Downriver Office building at 100 Oak St. today!  

 

Call (734) 284-2444 to schedule an appointment.