The physicians at the Cornea Center at Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons offer the most technologically and surgically advanced care, delivered with kindness and compassion. Doctors Marc Jones, M.D. and Larry Lohman, M.D. are fellowship-trained in cornea care and surgery. They are nationally recognized as leaders in corneal treatments and innovation. Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons has been selected by the National Institute of Health and other organizations to participate in studies to advance and improve corneal treatments and surgeries. Our cornea specialists are delighted to share their expertise with you.
What Is the Cornea?
The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped window that covers the front of the eye. It is similar to the glass face of a watch or the outermost glass lens in a camera. Its purpose is to focus light entering the eye and protect the eye from the environment. Healthy corneas are transparent so they can transmit and bend light rays onto the retina, in the back of the eye. However, if the cornea becomes scarred or distorted due to injury or disease, the light rays entering the eye will be distorted as well, leading to significantly impaired vision. Conditions such as keratoconus and Fuchs’ dystrophy are leading causes of corneal damage.