Corneal Disease




Corneal conditions

The cornea is the clear, transparent dome at the front of the eye. Together with the film of tears on its surface, it provides most of the focusing power of the eye. It also contributes to the reflex of blinking.

The layer of cells on the corneal surface is constantly being replenished from stem cells located at the edge of the cornea or limbus. This layer physically supports the overlying tear film from which it receives nutrition, including oxygen and glucose.

The tears also contain antibodies which help protect the cornea from infection. This cornea is part of the involuntary protective reflex of blinking. Blinking spreads the tear film evenly over the cornea and assists with the circulation of tear fluid into the tear duct.

Corneal health and clarity are important for vision and comfort. Different conditions can compromise the health of the eyes.

  • dry eyes
  • infection
  • opacity
  • pterygium
  • scarring
  • contact lens overwear
  • inflammatory conditions, collectively known as keratitis

Eye drops are an effective form of drug delivery to the cornea. The categories of drops used in the treatment of corneal diseases include:

  • lubricants and tear replacements
  • antibiotics
  • anti-viral agents
  • corticosteroids

Surgery and laser are also effective tools sometimes used in modifying corneal disease.


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ASHFIELD EYE CLINIC

Located conveniently in the centre of Ashfield (opposite the Holder Street entrance to Ashfield Mall), the clinic is only 5 minutes from the train station.

Ground Floor, 2 Holder St
Ashfield, Sydney, NSW 2131



Ashfield Eye Clinic is a well-established laser eye surgery practice in Sydney's Inner West suburb, and conveniently accessible from Sydney CBD by train.

ASHFIELD EYE CLINIC LOCATION

Located conveniently in the centre of Ashfield (opposite the Holder Street entrance to Ashfield Mall), the clinic is only 5 minutes from the train station.

Ground Floor, 2 Holden St,
Ashfield, Sydney, NSW 2131

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat - Sun Closed

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