New Jersey Cornea Treatment Specialists
Also Serving Middlesex County, Bucks County, Mercer County
The cornea is the clear front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. The cornea is responsible for refracting light and accounts for two-thirds of the eye’s focusing power. It is one of the most sensitive tissues on the human body and can be affected by a number of eye conditions. The most common corneal irregularity is a cornea with a faulty shape, which often leads to nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Various refractive eye surgery procedures offered at Campus Eye Group in New Jersey, including LASIK and PRK, can be used to correct the shape of the cornea in order to eliminate the need for corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Corneal tissue can also be affected by other serious eye conditions, including disease and/or infection. The most common corneal conditions that require prompt treatment by a top Campus Eye Group cornea specialist, Dr. Ilan Cohen, are keratitis and keratoconus. Patients suffering from cornea disease are often not good candidates for laser vision correction. In fact, the best treatment option for corneal disease is a corneal transplant or corneal Intacs. Intacs are small, clear ring segments that are surgically inserted into the eye to strengthen and reshape the cornea, thus improving vision.
Dr. Cohen of Campus Eye Group is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist who has successfully performed thousands of corneal transplant surgeries and Intacs procedures.
Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea that can be caused by a wide range of factors, including allergic reactions, sun damage, bacteria, viruses and fungi. While most corneal inflammation dissolves on its own or with the help of antibiotics, keratitis caused by bacteria can progress into a severe condition that may require corneal transplant surgery.
Symptoms associated with keratitis include itchy, red eyes, eye pain, tearing, increased sensitivity and/or blurred vision. Patients experiencing these symptoms should immediately schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Cohen, a distinguished New Jersey cornea specialist.
Keratoconus is a weakening of the eye’s surface that causes the cornea to curve outward. This serious eye disease, often caused by genetics, leads to severe vision problems, including nearsightedness and/or astigmatism. Mild keratoconus may be treated with eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, laser vision correction procedures or Intacs.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that may worsen over time and require corneal transplant surgery. This complex procedure requires immaculate surgical skills and clinical training. This is why many New Jersey and patients who suffer from a corneal disease visit our leading-edge Campus Eye Group center to undergo corneal transplant surgery with renowned eye surgeon Dr. Cohen. When performed by Dr. Cohen, corneal transplant surgery can reverse the effects of eye disease, thus permanently improving vision at all distances.
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Dr. Cohen is one of the first surgeons in New Jersey to have performed the latest corneal surgeries, including implantable contact lenses and artificial cornea procedures. A comprehensive one-on-one consultation with Dr. Cohen is the first step to finding a remedy for keratitis, keratoconus or a similar medical condition.
With some of the most accomplished eye surgeons in New Jersey, the Campus Eye Group medical team offers comprehensive eye treatments, including glaucoma treatment and macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy services to patients from New Jersey and Mercer County. In addition, all Campus Eye Group physicians are highly regarded Middlesex County and New Jersey cataracts and NJ LASIK surgeons.