Information About Cornea Procedures

About Corneal Procedures

A regularly shaped cornea allows light to focus properly on the retina. However, the cornea can sometimes become misshapen and even cloudy. When this happens, your eyesight can be considerably impacted. At Vance Thompson Vision in Omaha, NE, we staff a number of highly qualified optometrists and ophthalmologists that are experienced in performing corneal procedures, such as PTK and Keratoconus. If you think you might be having issues with your cornea, schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns with our staff and consider potential treatment options.

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As a protection for your vision, the cornea is a dome-shaped, translucent layer that covers the front of the eye to refract light and preserve sight.


Recovery Time
1 week - 1 month

Phototherapeutic keratectomy, or PTK, addresses a patient's vision impairment issues by removing the portions of the cornea that are uneven or cloudy.

Recovery Time
3 days

By reshaping the cornea into a cone instead of a domed shape, keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that reduces vision and thins the cornea.

Recovery Time
3 - 4 days

When performed before the cornea becomes too weak or misshaped, a cross-linking procedure can preserve or even enhance the contour of the cornea.

Recovery Time
1 year

A full-thickness cornea transplant involves removing the damaged cornea from the eye and surgically replacing it with a donor cornea.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.