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Corneal disease and surgery

The cornea is the clear dome that covers the iris (colored part of the eye) and pupil (the black hole that lets light through the iris).  The cornea, rather than the eye's lens, has the most to do with focusing light within the eye. For that reason, surgery on the cornea, such as LASIK, can be used to reduce the need for glasses and contacts. At UTMC, Dr. Hooman Harooni, performs LASIK and other refractive procedures.

Unfortunately, the cornea can also be affected by many diseases. Anything that alters its shape or makes it less than crystal clear can reduce vision.  In some cases, either the entire central part or one of the layers of the cornea needs to be replaced (corneal transplantation) or reshaped (keratoplasty).  Many corneal diseases can be treated with medications and in some cases, corneal findings can be used to help your other physicians diagnose systemic illnesses. Dr. Harooni was fellowship-trained in corneal diseases at the Cleveland Clinic.  He sees patients at our main Toledo office and in Bowling Green.

To schedule an appointment please call at (419) 578-2020 or toll free at 1-(888) 322-7070.

Last Updated: 10/25/13