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Cornea & External Disease

This field of specialization encompasses all disorders of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids. Each Wheaton Eye Clinic doctor in this subspecialty is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has completed specialized fellowship training in cornea & external disease. Services include consulting, state-of-the-art diagnostics and the full range of medical and surgical treatments.

The cornea is the transparent tissue that covers the front of the eye. The sclera is the thick, white “wall” of the eye and the conjunctiva is the thin tissue that covers and protects the sclera. The eyelids function to protect these surface structures of the eye and to keep them moist with each blink.

There are several disorders that can affect all of these structures including infections, degenerations, and dystrophies as well as trauma. There are inherited diseases of the cornea and also degenerative problems.

Common Conditions

Cornea & external disease specialists at Wheaton Eye Clinic provide advanced medical and surgical management of all conditions and disorders of the cornea. Some of the more common conditions that are treated include:

Cornea & External Disease Doctors


Wheaton Eye Clinic’s unparalleled commitment to excellence is evident in our continued growth. Today we provide world-class medical and surgical care to patients in six suburban locations—Wheaton, Naperville, Hinsdale, Plainfield, St. Charles, and Bartlett.

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