Corneal Dystrophy Treatments

The exact treatment your physician recommends depends on the severity of your symptoms. Treatments include:

  • Medications: Eye drops and ointments can reduce swelling and minimize pain.
  • Contact lenses: Special soft lenses can smooth the corneal surface for better vision and pain relief.
  • Laser therapy: Your physician can use lasers to remove corneal erosions and other abnormalities of the corneal surface.
  • Surgery: A surgeon can either replace the inner layer of your cornea or the entire cornea. In both cases, the healthy corneal tissue is transplanted from a donor.