Cornea

Tower Clock Eye Center treats a wide range of cornea conditions. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped outer most part of the eye that acts like a window to the world for the brain. The cornea’s primary purpose is to focus and transmit light to the retina in the back of the eye.

The shape and condition of the cornea is vital to vision and if it becomes distorted or changes shape, vision is affected. It is a complex system of highly specific cells and proteins that don’t receive blood, so it is especially vulnerable to disease and infections.

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Tower Clock Eye Center doctors offer cutting edge treatments for corneal conditions. Some of the innovative treatments we offer include:

The health of the cornea is vital to clear vision. Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, is a fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in cornea disease and refractive surgery. He also performs Premium LASIK for patients looking to see clearer without glasses or contacts.

Many corneal conditions require specialized treatment. We see patients for a wide variety of cornea problems such as:

  • Dry eye
  • Keratoconus
  • Pterygium
  • Trauma
  • Infections
  • Corneal erosions
  • Corneal dystrophy (such as Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy and epithelial basement membrane disease)

The cornea can often heal on its own from minor injuries, infections and traumas, but during the healing patients may experience excessive tearing, blurred vision, mild pain, a slight burning sensation, foreign body sensation or redness.

If a person is experiencing changes in vision or if any of the symptoms mentioned above persist, call Tower Clock Eye Center at (920) 499-3102 for a comprehensive exam including a checkup of your corneal health.

Latest News

05.13.24

Welcome Dr. Annette Giangiacomo, MD!

Tower Clock Eye Center is excited to announce the addition of fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Annette Giangiacomo, MD. Dr. Giangiacomo will see patients on a part-time basis in both our Appleton and Green Bay locations (primarily Appleton) starting in June. With an extensive background in comprehensive ophthalmology and glaucoma, she has a passion for providing... read more

05.10.24

New phone system 5/10/24

We are going live with a new phone system today! We ask your patience as we learn our new phones, but please know we may experience some hiccups along the way. Thank you for your understanding!  

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