Cornea and external eye diseases

Cornea and external diseases

Our staff is experienced in the various surgeries to correct diseases and disorders of the cornea and intraocular lens. Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is the only southeastern Wisconsin center designed solely for eye surgery.

Problems that effect the cornea

  • Fuch's Corneal Dystrophy – An inherited condition that affects the inner lining of the cornea
  • Keratoconus – A degenerative disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge in a cone-like shape
  • Pterygium – A raised growth of the conjunctiva that spreads onto the cornea

These problems may require surgery to correct. Fuch's and Keratoconus require a cornea transplant, also known as penetrating keratoplasty, to restore vision. This surgery can be done in conjunction with cataract and intraocular lens transplant.

The Pterygium needs to be surgically removed if it progresses onto the cornea and affects vision.

By using the latest in treatment options and leading edge technology, St. Luke's will continue to set the standard for eye care in the community and achieving the goal of improving your vision.