There are many conditions and diseases of the cornea that can affect your vision and overall eye health. Many of these disorders often require urgent treatment, so it’s vital that you share any symptoms or changes in vision with your eye care professional as soon as possible. For referral to an experienced Cornea Specialist, ask your eye care professional or contact Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun at (865) 584-0905.
Dr. Jake McMillin and Dr. Eric Sollenberger are your Cornea Specialists with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, part of EyeCare Optical. Along with a highly skilled team, both cornea specialists treat all components of the eye but are fellowship-trained in treating conditions that affect the cornea specifically.
The cornea is the clear, outer surface of the eye and is responsible for two-thirds of its focusing power. It functions to direct light into the eye and to protect the more delicate tissues inside. If the cornea is damaged, then the light entering the eye is distorted, resulting in blurry vision. Damage can occur in several ways, including injury, disease, infection, or eye surgery. If the corneal damage is mild, it may be repaired to restore normal vision completely. In severe cases, a corneal transplant may be necessary.
Thorough Care for Corneal Conditions
Your cornea can be likened to the windshield of your car. The car may function fine mechanically, but if you can’t see through the windshield, you certainly won’t get very far. When the cornea becomes damaged, either through injury or disease, it’s just like having a broken windshield.
Your Knoxville Cornea Specialist with EyeCare Optical can provide a thorough eye examination to screen for, diagnose, and treat various conditions and diseases of the cornea. Depending on the severity of symptoms, your East Tennessee Cornea Specialist may recommend additional testing.
Common conditions that affect the functionality and health of your cornea include:
- Neurotrophic keratitis
- Corneal edema
- Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
- Recurrent corneal erosion
- Corneal trauma
- Corneal scars
- Dry eyes
We offer a wide range of effective procedures to combat these conditions, such as:
- Laser Vision Correction (LASIK/PRK)
- Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
- Pterygium Excision
- Superficial Keratectomy (SK)
- Amniotic Membrane Grafting
- Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK and DSEK)
- Full Thickness Cornea Transplant
EyeCare Optical offers access to a Cornea Specialist with the expertise and the latest technology in Fountain City (North Knoxville), Sevierville, Farragut, Oak Ridge, Hardin Valley, and Maryville should the need arise. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our Cornea Specialists, call us at (865) 584-0905.