The cornea, or clear tissue on the front of the eye, can be damaged from trauma like a fingernail scratch. Other times, bacteria or fungi from a contaminated contact lens can pass into the cornea causing a painful infection. These infections can also reduce vision and perhaps erode the cornea. As a general rule, the deeper the cornea infection, the more severe the symptoms and complications.
What is a Corneal Infection?
Cornea infections are commonly treated with anti-microbial eye drops. Frequent visits to your eye care professional may be necessary. Even when successfully treated, cornea infections can lead to cornea scarring which can impair vision and may require a cornea transplant. Click HERE to learn more about cornea transplants.
Meet Dr. Conley
Ryan P. Conley, D.O. is fellowship-trained and board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in corneal transplant procedures at Triad Eye Institute.
He also performs iLASIK blade-free vision correction, the KAMRA Inlay procedure, the LenSx laser-assisted cataract surgery and refractive lens implant surgeries.
Dr. Conley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, and Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.
Schedule a Consultation
Triad Eye Institute is your complete source for corneal care. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During our meeting, we will compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the healthy clear vision you’ve always wanted. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.