Treatments for Corneal Conditions

Our ophthalmologists specialize in treating a variety of corneal conditions and external eye diseases, including the following.


The cornea is the clear, protective shell that covers the eye. A healthy cornea is transparent to let light through without distortion. But if the cornea is damaged, it may become swollen or scarred and result in compromised vision, like blurriness, halos, and glares.

There are a wide variety of conditions that can impact the cornea including:



Non-cancerous growths on the eye's surface, causing redness and irritation.



Progressive condition where the cornea becomes thin and bulges, leading to distorted vision.


Dry eyes

Insufficient tear production or quick tear evaporation, resulting in dryness, redness, and blurred vision.


Corneal swelling

Fluid buildup in the cornea, causing blurred vision and light sensitivity.


Corneal trauma

Injury or damage to the cornea due to various causes, resulting in pain and potential vision loss.


In general, the following signs can indicate a corneal condition or external eye disease:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Eye discharge or watering
  • Itching or burning sensation
  • Corneal opacity or cloudiness
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Reduced visual clarity or sharpness
  • Grittiness or foreign body sensation in the eyes
  • Abnormalities in the shape or structure of the cornea
  • Vision fluctuation or changes in prescription
  • Eye fatigue or strain

It's important to note that these symptoms can vary depending on the specific corneal condition, and not all individuals may experience all these symptoms.


Corneal conditions and external eye diseases are typically diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation that includes discussing symptoms, examining the eyes, using specialized instruments, and potentially conducting imaging tests or laboratory analysis.

The gathered information helps in making an accurate diagnosis and developing an appropriate treatment plan.


Corneal conditions and external eye diseases are typically treated through various approaches depending on the specific condition and its severity.

Treatment options may include the use of medicated eye drops, ointments, or oral medications to address inflammation, infection, or underlying causes. Protective measures such as wearing eye patches or using bandage contact lenses may be employed to promote healing. In certain cases, surgical interventions like corneal transplantation, corneal cross-linking, or laser procedures may be necessary.

The treatment approach is tailored to each individual's condition, aiming to alleviate symptoms, improve visual function, and maintain overall eye health.

To explore treatment choices for corneal conditions and external eye diseases, please ask your optometrist to provide a referral to Œil Santé MD for a thorough evaluation.