Your referral to a Knoxville Cornea Specialist with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun is the first step in addressing any number of corneal conditions to get the critical care your eyes need.
There are many corneal conditions and diseases that can affect your vision and overall health of your eyes. Many of these diseases and disorders often require urgent treatment. Thus, it’s vital that you share any symptoms or changes in your vision with your eye care professional as soon as possible. It’s important to find an experienced Cornea Specialist through your eye care professional or contact Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun at (865) 584-0905.
Your Cornea Specialist at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun is Dr. Jake McMillin, who treats all components of the eye but is fellowship trained about the cornea and treating the conditions that affect it specifically.
The cornea is the clear, outer surface at the front of your eye and is responsible for two-thirds of its focusing power. It functions both to direct light into the eye and to protect more delicate tissues underneath. If it is damaged, the light entering the eye is distorted, causing your vision to be blurry. That damage can occur in several ways, including injury, disease, infection, or previous eye surgery. If the damage to the cornea is mild, it may be repaired to completely restore normal vision. In more severe cases, a corneal transplant may be necessary.
Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun are Ophthalmologists that have been caring for the eyes of East Tennesseans since 1952. With that heritage as a strong foundation, the practice utilizes the most modern treatment techniques, featuring the latest in diagnostic and surgical equipment for general ophthalmology, corneal disease/damage management and surgery, and retina disease, diagnosis, and treatment.
Thorough Care for Corneal Conditions
Think of your cornea like the windshield of your car. Your car may function fine mechanically, but if you can’t see the road, you won’t get very far. When the cornea becomes cloudy, either through injury or disease, it’s just like having a bad windshield.
Your Knoxville Cornea Specialist with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor and Haun will provide a thorough eye examination to screen for, diagnose, and treat various diseases and other conditions of the cornea. Depending on your situation and the severity of symptoms, your East Tennessee Cornea Specialist may recommend additional testing.
Common conditions that affect the health and functionality of your cornea include:
- Neurotrophic keratitis
- Corneal edema
- Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
- Recurrent corneal erosion
- Corneal trauma
- Corneal scars
- Dry eyes
To combat these conditions, we offer a host of effective procedures, such as:
- Laser Vision Correction (LASIK/PRK)
- Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
- Pterygium Excision
- Superficial Keratectomy (SK)
- Amniotic Membrane Grafting
- Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK and DSEK)
- Full Thickness Cornea Transplant
Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun offer a Cornea Specialist with the necessary expertise and access to all the latest technology in Knoxville, Sevierville, Fountain City, Farragut, Oak Ridge, Hardin Valley, and Maryville for the convenience of East Tennesseans. To schedule an appointment with our Cornea Specialist, call (865) 584-0905.