Cornea and External Eye Diseases

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s ophthalmologists are trained to identify and treat cornea disease and other external eye diseases. Our eye specialists perform thousands of outpatient surgeries each year, including cornea transplants and other procedures.

Some of the cornea and external eye diseases treated at UT Southwestern include:

  • Benign tumors and pseudotumors
  • Blepharitis
  • Conjunctivitis, keratitis, and other infectious eye diseases
  • Contact lens problems and management of lens-related complications
  • Dry eyes and tear disorders
  • Fuchs’ dystrophy
  • Keratoconus
  • Noninfectious keratitis and corneal allergies
  • Refractive surgery correction for presbyopia (“over 40” eyes), nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Reconstructive surgeries for injuries to the cornea, surgery to remove foreign objects lodged in the surface of the eye, corneal grafts, and corneal transplants