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The subspecialty of cornea and external diseases deals with conditions that affect the anterior segment of the eye. The anterior segment is the area located in the front of the eye that includes the cornea, conjunctiva, sclera, iris, ciliary body, and lens. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye overlying the iris and pupil, where light enters the eye.

Many conditions can cause damage to the cornea, and treatments are different depending on the severity of the condition. While most of these conditions can be treated with medication and other procedures, some require surgery or transplantation.

Our team of specialists at Columbia University’s Department of Ophthalmology handles a wide variety of cornea conditions, and can help you decide which treatment plan is best for you.

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