Cornea and External Eye


This field of specialization encompasses all disorders of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids. Each

Centre for Sight Africa (CFSA) doctor in this sub-specialty 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 Centre for Sight Africa (CFSA) provide advanced medical and surgical management of all conditions and disorders of the cornea. Some of the more common conditions that are treated include:

Corneal Abrasions
Corneal Dystrophies
Corneal Ulcers
Dry Eye
Pterygium & Pinguecula
Recurrent Corneal Erosions

Treatment Options

Treatments for these conditions may include topical medications, oral medications or surgical intervention.


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