Cornea Related Issues

Cornea and External Disease

The sub-specialty of Cornea and External Disease refers to the medical and surgical management of the full range of complex and high-risk corneal and external eye diseases.  The cornea is the clear, dome-like structure on the front of the eye through which we see.  Corneas can be damaged through inflammation, degeneration, allergies, infections, injuries and inherited dystrophies. External disease refers to conditions of the conjunctiva and eyelids that affect the function of the eyes themselves.

What are common corneal and external disease conditions?

The corneal can be affected by a wide range of conditions including:

External disease conditions encountered include:

These conditions can cause significant symptoms of ocular irritation and pain, and can lead to significant vision loss

Medical treatment of corneal and external disease conditions

There are a wide variety of medical treatments for corneal and external disease conditions, ranging from over the counter artificial tears of different types to prescription medications to specially formulated eye drops made only by compounding pharmacies.  Other non-surgical treatments include special bandage contact lenses made of amniotic membrane tissue to heal and protect the cornea as well as punctal plugs for dry eye.

Surgical options for corneal and external disease conditions

Quigley Eye Specialists’ Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, M.D. is a surgical specialist in Cornea and External Disease, as well as  cataract / lens implant surgery and complex surgical procedures involving the anterior segment of the eye. If you require corneal surgery, you will be in good hands with Dr. Kai-Lewis.

 Dr. Emmanuel Kai-Lewis is fellowship trained in advanced surgical management of corneal conditions such as complete corneal transplantation and, DSEK and DMEK which are two types of inner-layer corneal transplantation procedures, He also performs advanced amniotic membrane procedures and anterior segment reconstruction procedures.

 

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Eight Convenient SWFL Locations

Fort Myers
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Fort Myers

Quigley Eye Specialists
6091 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

(P): (239) 466-2020
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Cape Coral
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Cape Coral

Quigley Eye Specialists
1138 Country Club Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990

(P): (239) 458-5800
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Naples
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Naples

Quigley Eye Specialists
675 Piper Blvd
Naples, FL 34110

(P): (239) 594-7636
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Bonita Springs
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Bonita Springs

Quigley Eye Specialists
3940 Via Del Rey
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

(P): (239) 992-5666
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Port Charlotte
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Port Charlotte

Quigley Eye Specialists
20600 Veterans Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33954

(P): (941) 766-7474
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Arcadia
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Arcadia

Quigley Eye Specialists
330 N Brevard Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266

(P): (863) 993-2020
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Lehigh Acres
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Lehigh Acres

Quigley Eye Specialists
5220 Lee Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

(P): (239) 368-3838
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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Punta Gorda
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Punta Gorda

Quigley Eye Specialists
2529 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(P): (941) 639-2020
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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
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