Corneal Disease & Treatment in St. Louis Metro East

Corneal Disease Treatment

St. Louis Metro East Corneal Disease Treatment Centers

The corneal specialists at Quantum Vision Centers have the experience and offer the latest technology necessary to treat a wide range of corneal diseases and injuries. Our cornea team includes fellowship-trained experts in the treatment of complex corneal conditions.

Schedule your appointment with our St. Louis Metro East corneal specialists today.

What is the Cornea?

The cornea is the clear front part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. It helps focus light, providing most of the eye’s optical power. It also acts as a shield to protect the eye. If the cornea becomes damaged–whether from injury, disease, or a genetic condition–turn to the corneal specialists at Quantum Vision Centers for expert evaluation and care. 

How Can an Unhealthy Cornea Affect Vision?

There are many causes of corneal disease and degeneration. If the cornea is damaged, it may become swollen or scarred, and its smoothness and clarity may be lost. Scars, swelling, or an irregular shape can cause the cornea to scatter or distort light, resulting in glare or blurred vision. Corneal diseases or injury can not only be uncomfortable, but they may pose a threat to a patient’s ability to see. In some cases, prompt treatment of corneal conditions is essential to preserve vision. 

Common Corneal Diseases

Common Corneal Diseases

If you have any of the symptoms or conditions described above, schedule an evaluation or treatment with one of our St. Louis Metro East corneal specialists. Book an appointment online or call 618-277-1130 to schedule an appointment with Quantum Vision Centers today.

Corneal Refractive Surgery – LASIK

The cornea is the part of the eye where the well-known refractive procedure called LASIK occurs. LASIK is highly effective in reducing the need for glasses and contact lenses.

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Cornea Problems and LASIK surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Help Prevent Injuries to My Cornea?

Always wear protective eyewear when playing sports that use a moving object (ball, frisbee), doing yardwork (mowing the lawn, weed whacking, leaf blowing), making repairs (hammering, sawing, sanding), using machines (drills, staple guns) or when using chemicals (bleach, antifreeze, pesticides, etc).

What Are Common Symptoms of a Corneal Infection?

Symptoms may include eye pain, redness, burning, itching, watery eyes, discharge, sensitivity to light, a white patch on the cornea or impaired vision. 

What Are Some of the Reasons One Might Need a Corneal Transplant?

Conditions that may require a corneal transplantation include corneal scarring, keratoconus, inherited corneal disorders (like Fuchs’ dystrophy), infections, tumors, persistent swelling, as well as corneal ulceration, erosion, thinning, or perforation.

Are Corneal Transplant Surgeries Safe?

With over 40,000 procedures per year, corneal transplants are the most common and successful type of transplant surgery performed in the United States.

How are Corneal Ulcers Treated?

Treatment for a corneal ulcer is prescribed based on its underlying cause. Antiviral, antifungal, or antibacterial medication is commonly prescribed to treat mild to moderate infection. Medication may be administered as eye drops. To coincide with medicated eye drops, a corticosteroid eye drop may also be prescribed to reduce inflammation around the cornea. Severe cases of corneal ulcers may require surgery to replace the affected cornea.

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Schedule a Consultation with Quantum Vision Centers Corneal Specialists

If you need corneal disease treatment services in St. Louis Metro East, Quantum Vision Centers has you covered. Schedule an appointment with one of our corneal specialists today to find out what treatment options are available to you.

Find a Quantum Vision Center in the Saint Louis Metro East near you

At Quantum Vision Centers our highly trained staff of Illinois optometrists, opticians and technicians put patient care above all else. Each office is equipped with the latest technology to evaluate the health of you and your eyes, offering the most advanced medical eye exam available. Our St. Louis Metro East optical department has a wide variety of designer and value frames to choose from, and our Illinois eye doctors can prescribe the best contact lenses for your vision needs. Schedule an appointment today and see for yourself.

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