Cornea Center

Corneal Disease

Problems with the cornea often require specialized training beyond what is typical for an eye doctor. The cornea specialists at our Jacksonville, FL, locations are among the best in the region. They use the latest methods and technology to treat all manner of corneal injuries, disorders, and diseases. Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, and Dr. Sarah Darbandi have each pursued fellowship training specific to the cornea – above and beyond what is required to become a board-certified ophthalmologist.

In the Jacksonville, FL, area, Bowden Eye & Associates is known for its dedication to patient care, and particularly for our success with treating corneal diseases and disorders.

Understanding the Cornea

Diagram of the corneaThe cornea is the clear, dome-shaped outermost layer of the eye – sometimes called the “window.” There are a multitude of diseases and disorders that can affect this part of the eye, and they can cause discomfort, vision problems, and even blindness.

Corneal specialists are fellowship-trained and dedicated to the health and function of the cornea, ocular surface, lens and other anterior ocular structures. Bowden Eye & Associates is fortunate to have Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III and Dr. Sarah Darbandi, both renowned, fellowship-trained corneal specialists.

Conditions Affecting the Cornea

As such a prominent, exposed part of the eye, the cornea is vulnerable to a host of problems. Here is a partial list of the conditions we treat:

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Corneal scarring
  • Corneal infections
  • Keratoconus
  • Fuchs’ dystrophy
  • Inflammations of the cornea
  • Pterygium
  • Injuries to the cornea from trauma
  • Pediatric corneal diseases

Treatment Options

Treatment options will vary depending on the patient’s unique circumstances and diagnosis. Many individuals, particularly those with progressive conditions, will ultimately need a corneal transplant. When the cornea becomes cloudy or misshapen from injury, infection, or disease, it must be replaced with healthy tissue from a donor.

Find Out if You Have Corneal Disease in Jacksonville

Schedule an appointment online or call our office at (904) 296-0098.