Cornea Specialists Near Me in Los Angeles

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Last updated 10/8/2020
Cornea Specialist near me in Los Angeles, Assil Eye Institute

Cornea treatment specialists in Los Angeles at Assil Eye Institute

Doctors at the Assil Eye Institute treat all eye conditions affecting the cornea, the clear, outer layer of the eye. The cornea serves two functions: it filters UV light into the eye and provides eye protection.

 

The Cornea specialists at Assil Eye Institute of Los Angeles offer refractive eye surgery, non-essential eye surgery used to improve the vision correction, and decrease or eliminate dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses.

 

That said, the cornea is quite sturdy and able to mend itself after small injuries to the surface. Always seek out the care of an ophthalmologist close to you for vision care if your problem is ongoing.

Common corneal conditions include:

Keratitis

A condition known as keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea. caused by infection, injury, disease, or keeping contact lenses in too long.

Symptoms may include eye redness, acute eye pain, and sensitivity to light. 

 

More severe keratitis can cause corneal ulcers and scarring. These two conditions can be serious and present a need for a corneal transplant.

Frequent vigorous eye rubbing can increase your risk of developing keratoconus. Additionally, overexposure to ultraviolet rays, improper contact lens wear, and chronic eye irritations.

 

Dry eye

Dry eye occurs when the eyes are inadequately lubricated, either because they don't produce enough tears or the tears, they do produce have the wrong mix of ingredients. Dry eye symptoms include stringy mucus around the eyes, the feeling of something in your eye, and watery eyes. 

 

Dry eye risks include aging and spending considerable hours in front of a computer screen. Make sure you see your ophthalmologist if you suspect dry-eye syndrome. This condition can lead to serious long-term consequences if not diagnosed and treated properly.

 

Corneal abrasion

A corneal abrasion is a technical way of describing a small scratch. This condition typically causes constant light sensitivity. Corneal abrasions can be caused by irritants in the air and contact lenses.

 

Most corneal abrasions mend within two days, so if your symptoms persist beyond that you should see one of our eye doctors immediately. A corneal abrasion can lead to a corneal ulcer, which can cause a serious eye infection and vision loss if left untreated.

 

 

Schedule your consultation with our cornea specialists today!

 

More serious cornea conditions include:

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a thinning of the cornea. Keratoconus can affect the right eye or the left eye, but most-often attacks both.

The main cause for keratoconus is compulsively rubbing your eyes. The initial treatment plan includes vision correction. 

 

Pterygium (surfer's eye) 

Pterygium is a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the clear tissue that covers your eyeball. It generally affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Treatments include store-bought eye products that cause wetting and minimize redness, as well as prescription drops that ease symptoms.

 

Map Dot Fingerprint Dystrophy

Map Dot Fingerprint Dystrophy affects the cornea's outermost layer and looks like a map or fingerprint.

Though painless at its onset, later symptoms can include eye pain, blurred morning vision that improves during the day, light sensitivity, excessive tearing, and a sensation of an irritating object in the eye.

 

Fuch's Endothelial Dystrophy 

Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy slowly progressing corneal dystrophy that usually affects both eyes. The disease rarely affects vision until people reach their 50s and 60s.

 

Lattice Dystrophy 

Lattice Dystrophy Lattice dystrophy generates protein fibers on the outer layer of the cornea, the clear part in from of your eye.

 

What’s special about the Assil Eye Institute in Los Angeles?

The Assil Eye Institute has assembled a team of top ophthalmology specialists from around the country to offer patients the highest quality of specialist eye care in Southern California.

 

The Assil Eye Institute is recognized for its compassionate patient-centric care commitment to pioneering advances in ophthalmology and its dedication to supporting the health and well-being of patients through thorough eye exams.

 

Our ophthalmologists are nationally recognized throughout the United States as leading LASIK surgeons. 

The Assil Eye Institute has participated in dozens of FDA clinical trials, either as the lead investigator or as a member of a multi-center team, testing new ophthalmological devices and surgical techniques.

 

Contact the Los Angeles Cornea specialists at Assil Eye Institute

Call our eye center today for a free consultation. Virtual visits are often available.

 

We ask that you alert the office if you have or have been exposed to COVID-19 or have been around anyone who has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus or if you have traveled anywhere on an airplane.

 

About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, located in Southern California, became a major city shortly after the turn of the 29th Century. It is now known for its temperate climate, beautiful beaches, fashion, dining, and movie stars.

 

To reach the Assil Eye Institute from Downtown Los Angeles, click here for driving directions.

 

Assil Eye Institute of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills)

Phone number: 310-651-2300

450 N. Roxbury Dr., 3rd Floor

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Assil Eye Institute of Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

Phone number: 310-382-5050

2222 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 107

Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

Schedule your consultation today!

 

 

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