At the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our Vegas eye care specialist and the rest of our friendly, caring team of staff are here to help you through any eye health or vision related problem you may find yourself facing. One area of expertise that we like to inform our patients about is the field of corneal diseases. The cornea is a crucial part of the eye. It is the outermost lens of the eye, and it is a clear layer that protects the eye from incoming germs, dust, and any other foreign bodies. The cornea is also then, unfortunately, subject to many different kinds of diseases and infections. Perhaps the most common is eye allergies. Symptoms of allergies include: eye redness, itching, tearing, stinging, burning, and more. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit our Vegas eye care specialist so that we can determine if they are coming from allergies or another problem, and to then find the appropriate treatment solution.
Another common corneal condition is keratitis, or inflammation of the cornea. There are both infectious and non-infectious forms of keratitis. Non-infectious forms of keratitis can occur from wearing your contact lenses for too long, or from a minor eye injury. Infectious keratitis is caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Another common corneal disease is corneal dystrophy. Corneal dystrophy refers to a group of hereditary corneal illnesses that can affect your vision. These diseases usually develop gradually, so visiting our Vegas eye care specialist if you notice even a slight change in your vision can help us to identify it as early as possible. These are only some of the many conditions that have the potential to affect the cornea and your vision.
If you would like further information about your eye health and the related services that our Vegas eye care specialist provides, we invite you to visit the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas website to browse through the additional details we have made available for you there. If you have a question or comment, do not hesitate to contact our staff.