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Lasik eye doctor in Ewa Beach HI
 
 
 
 
 
lasik eye doctor.png   Corneal Dystrophies
 
The cornea is the outer layer of your eye and it should be transparent to allow the focus of incoming light. Corneal dystrophy is traditionally a hereditary disease that happens when abnormal material grows or accumulates within one or more layers of the cornea of both eyes. There are multiple types of corneal dystrophy, classified by which layer of the cornea the disease affects and the specific infection or growth.

Some corneal dystrophies can create vision impairment while others may have no symptoms at all. Corneal erosion is a common symptom found with multiple forms of corneal dystrophy. This symptom causes discomfort or even extreme pain as the epithelium layer of the cornea separates from the eye.

Corneal dystrophies can be found during routine eye exams and some can be diagnosed with molecular genetic tests, often before symptoms begin to surface. Treatments will vary depending on the specific type of corneal dystrophy, ranging from observation to eye drops, ointments, antibiotics, special contact lenses, or even excimer laser treatment.

Genetic counseling may be of benefit for affected individuals and their families. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. If you have corneal dystrophy in your genetics, regular exams are the best preventative treatment. If you think you might be experiencing corneal dystrophy, please call us to make an appointment.
 
 
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McMann Eye Institute Queen’s Medical Center – West O’ahu
91-2139 Ft. Weaver Rd. Suite 202
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Phone: (808) 677-2733

McMann Eye Institute proudly serves Ewa Beach, HI and the Oahu areas of Honolulu, Waipahu, Aiea, Wahiawa, Kaneohe, Maunawili, Kahaluu, Kapolei, Iroquois Point and the remaining Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim.

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