Cornea Conditions

Corneal specialists with a focus on diseases and disorders of the cornea are a vital part of our eye care services at Nebraska Medicine. By providing comprehensive eye care for the screening, diagnosis, treatment and research related to cornea conditions, our specialists are at the forefront of eye care and have become a regional referral center for difficult cases of corneal ulceration, severe dry eye, corneal degeneration and corneal dystrophies.

Cornea Conditions Treated at Nebraska Medicine 

  • Cornea degeneration including:
    • Keratoconus
    • Salsmann's degeneration
    • Band keratopathy
    • Pterygium
  • Corneal dystrophies including:
    • Fuch's dystrophy
    • Anterior basement membrane dystrophy
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Dry eye
  • Eye injury or trauma
  • Corneal scratches
  • Genetic cornea conditions
  • Inflammation
  • Ocular herpes
  • Ocular surface tumors
  • Shingles

Leading Edge Cornea Disease Treatment

  • Medication and monitoring
  • Eye patching
  • Refractive therapy 
  • Surgery therapies:
    • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)
    • Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)
    • LASIK
    • Photorefractive keratectomy  (PRK)
    • Superficial keratectomy
    • Lens implant
    • Pterygium excision
    • Excision of conjunctival lesions
    • Cornea transplant

Care for the Common to Complex Eye Disease

We care about your eye health and focus on every aspect of eye care, from common eye problems to more complex vision challenges. We have the team, training and technology to help you with all your eye care needs.

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Eye Specialists

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye-related disease and conditions. Few eye care centers have as many specialists under one roof. Experienced general and specialty ophthalmologists are on staff, specializing in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Our optometrists provide basic eye care, prescribing contact lenses and glasses and screening for the development of more serious eye conditions.

A Dedicated Center of Excellent for Clinical Research

The Carl Camras Center for Innovative Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology enables the department to bring scientific breakthroughs to patients in clinical studies. The research team has expertise in conducting clinical trials that lead to novel therapies for a variety of eye diseases. New therapies developed by the research scientists in the Truhlsen Eye Research Laboratories and UNMC’s Durham Research Center will be made available to patients in clinical trials. The cornea service is working towards advances in surgical keratoplasty and other ocular surface reconstructive procedures.

Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art eye care in a personalized setting.