The cornea is the transparent tissue that covers the front of the eye. An easy way to locate the cornea is simply to look at your eye in the mirror. You will notice a clear surface covering the iris (the colored part of the eye) and pupil. This is the cornea.
What is a Cornea Specialist
A corneal specialist is an Eye M.D. who specializes in diseases of the cornea, which is the front, dome-shaped, clear part of your eye. There are many diseases which may affect the cornea and many of them can lead to vision loss.
Many corneal diseases can be treated by comprehensive ophthalmologists too, however some of the corneal disorders will require corneal specialist’s expertise. These include but not limited to keratoconus, advanced corneal ulcers, corneal dystrophies and degenerations. Corneal specialists perform corneal transplantations, cataract and refractive surgeries.