The cornea is susceptible to a host of conditions, and the effects of these conditions can vary. These include:
- Dry eye: An estimated 3.2 million women age 50 and over and 1.68 million men age 50 and over are affected by dry eye syndrome.
- Autoimmune disease
- Nutritional deficiencies
Treatment is tailored to each patient after careful testing and diagnosis. These treatments can include drops and other medications, laser treatments and in some cases surgical correction that are performed in the office.