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The Cornea is the window structure of the human eye. It allows light to pass through to the retina allowing us to see. This clear round dome that covers the iris and the pupil of the eye also protects the internal structures from damage. The cornea also plays a very important role in vision by focusing light as it enters the eye and is transmitted to the brain to form a picture.

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Fuchs Dystrophy

Occurring in up to 5% of the population over 40, Fuch’s Dystrophy is a common eye condition that affects the cornea.

Certain people may be predisposed to Fuch’s Dystrophy, but eye trauma can play a role in the disease. Some studies suggest that oxidative damage is a factor, and that antioxidants might help prevent the condition.

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Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea develops progressive thinning. This can be treated in a number of ways. One of the treatments, which is approved in this country, is the use of intacts rings to stabilize the cornea from progression early in the disease process.

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Corneal Anomalies

The cornea represents the clear window in front of the eyeball. This is the most important refractive surface we have in the refractive anatomy of the eye. It accounts for 2/3 of the eyes refractive power, the air/tear film interface. If the cornea is irregular, the image will be blurry. If the cornea has astigmatism, the person will see a distorted image.

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