Cornea Disease

Cornea Disease

The cornea is the central clear transparent part of the eye. The cornea may be become diseased or hazy from various diseases resulting in loss of vision.

Various diseases can damage the cornea. This includes infections and injuries which result in corneal scarring, or swelling and cloudiness of the cornea due to damage or ageing of the innermost layer of cells of the cornea (known as the corneal endothelial layer).

A corneal transplant involves replacing the diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea. Sometimes, corneal transplants may need to be performed as an emergency to treat severe infections of the eye or to repair areas that are very thin or melted.