Corneal Disease Directory
If the cornea becomes diseased, serious complications including vision loss could occur. Symptoms of cornea problems include pain, blurry vision, redness, light sensitivity, and more. Examples of eye disease include keratitis, eye herpes, keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy, and more. To prevent cornea problems, protect the eyes from injury, avoid sharing eye makeup, and use good hygiene with contact lenses. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how corneal disease is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Keratoconus: What Does It do to Your Eyes?
Keratoconus is a condition in which your eye's cornea is unable to hold its round shape. WebMD explains how to recognize and treat the condition.
A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea that can be caused by a virus or bacterial infection. It can lead to blindess, so requires immediate medical care. WebMD tells you more.
Herpes Eye Disease
Most people are surprised to find out that two types of herpes viruses -- the one that causes cold sores and the one that causes chickenpox -- can cause serious eye problems. Learn more from WebMD.
What Is Keratitis?
This painful eye inflammation can be very serious. Find out what causes keratitis and what you can do to protect your sight.