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The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye covering the iris and pupil that helps focus light on the retina. Damage to the cornea can result from severe dry eye, trauma, infection, chronic inflammation, and inherited conditions, such as corneal dystrophies.

Doctors: Joel A. Geffin, MD


Dr. Geffin is an expert with years of experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of corneal conditions, including:

  • Band Keratopathy (calcified corneal deposits)
  • Corneal and Conjunctival Scars
  • Corneal Dystrophies (including Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy)
  • Corneal Edema (swelling)
  • Corneal Thinning
  • Corneal Transplant Rejection
  • Corneal Trauma (Laceration, Foreign Body, Chemical Burn)
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Exposure Keratopathy (dry eye due to inability to completely close the eyelids)
  • Infections from Herpes Simplex Virus and Shingles
  • Keratoconus (cone-shaped cornea)
  • Neurotrophic Keratopathy (damage to the eye’s sensory nerves)
  • Pterygium (tissue growth over the cornea due to sun damage)
  • Recurrent Corneal Erosions

At The Eye Care Group, our cornea team is dedicated to providing expert and compassionate care utilizing the most advanced techniques in medical and surgical management of corneal disease. On your initial visit, expect a thorough medical history and comprehensive examination. We recommend that you plan on an initial appointment length of approximately 2 hours and arrive either 15 minutes early or complete the  registration form prior to your appointment. In addition, Dr. Geffin may recommend that you undergo special testing and imaging, such as corneal topography or anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT), to help guide your diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options may include observation, eye drops or oral medications, laser procedures, or surgery.

In addition to offering our patients the highest quality eye care and the latest advances in diagnostic and surgical technology, we also provide 24-hour access to one of our doctors 7 days a week for ocular emergencies. To learn more about your corneal conditions and procedures in which Dr. Geffin specializes or opportunities to participate in clinical studies at our practice.