What is the Cornea?

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. The cornea functions like a window that controls and focuses light entering the eye. To see well, all five layers of the cornea must be free of any cloudy or opaque areas.



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What are some common cornea conditions?

Click below to learn about some of the most common cornea diseases and conditions we diagnose and treat at San Antonio Eye Center. Don’t see the information you are looking for here? We welcome you to contact us to ask questions about your eye health.