The subspecialty of Cornea and Anterior Segment is responsible for solving eye problems related to the lack of vision caused by damage to the cornea, conjunctiva and lens. The cornea can be opacified, edematous or get very curved or very flat. The conjunctiva can warp or swell and lens become opaque. Therefore we perform treatments for keratoconus, pterygium, walleye or scars, cataracts, tumors and high myopia and hyperopia. The different types of surgeries available are:
- Keratoconus surgery
- Cornea Replacements
- Pterygium surgery
- Cataract surgery
- High Myopia or Hyperopia surgery
What is the cornea?
|It is a thin tissue found in the front of the eye. It looks like a contact lens in its form, is the most powerful eyepiece lens system and allows the entry of the images to the entire visual system. The cornea is composed of five layers called epithelium, Bowman, stroma, endothelium. Its most common pathologies are Keratoconus, scars, the edema and tumors.|
What is the conjunctiva?
|It is a transparent mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelids and anterior sclera. This means that it covers the entire eye without passing through the cornea. Its most common diseases are infections of various etiologies, tumors, pterygium and Pinguecula.|
What is a crystalline lens?
|An encapsulated lens is suspended by thin ligaments or zonules coming from the ciliary processes. It’s located behind the iris and in front of the vitreous humor. Its movement allows the eye to focus the image that comes from far and near objects and its most important condition is the opacity of the lens commonly known as a cataract.|