Cornea Treatment Services
The cornea is the window to the eye. It allows light to pass through to the retina, which in turn enables us to see. To see clearly, the cornea must remain healthy. When the cornea becomes cloudy from disease, injury or infection, a corneal transplant may be needed. Abnormal steepening of the cornea (keratoconus), degeneration occasionally following surgery (corneal edema or swelling), and some aging processes can also affect the clarity and the health of the cornea. Some disorders of the cornea are inherited and can lead to corneal clouding and loss of sight.
Should you, or a loved one, have cornea damage and require cornea treatment such as a corneal transplant, you can feel comfortable knowing that the experts at Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina can help you see clearly again. We offer cornea treatment in the areas of Charleston SC, Mt. Pleasant SC, and Goose Creek SC. Our cornea and refractive specialist is at the forefront of the most technologically advanced procedures for individuals suffering from damaged corneas and other complex eye conditions.
Using the latest technology and techniques available, our surgeons remove the impaired portion of the cornea and replace it with tissue from a healthy donor cornea. Corneal transplantation is successful in 90 percent of cases, restoring sight and, in some cases, even providing sight for the first time.
It is through the guided hands and minds of our nationally-known physicians and these amazing procedures that we are able to better the lives of so many people. Cornea treatment and corneal transplants have restored sight and changed the lives of thousands.
If you, or someone you know, would like more information about corneal transplantation and cornea treatment, contact Storm Eye Institute at 843-792-8100 or toll-free at 800-894-3513.