Information About Cornea Procedures

About Corneal Procedures

A large factor that determines one's ability to see lies in the shape and clarity of the cornea. When it is an abnormal shape or becomes cloudy, it can be difficult for the eye to focus the light properly. We offer a wide variety of procedures, including PTKs, Keratoconus, corneal cross-linking, and cornea transplants, in order to treat a diverse range of issues. Call Vance Thompson Vision today to arrange a consultation with one of our talented optometrists or ophthalmologists in Fargo, ND.

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As a protection for your vision, the cornea is a dome-shaped, translucent layer that covers the front of the eye to refract light and preserve sight.


Recovery Time
1 week - 1 month

Phototherapeutic keratectomy, or PTK, addresses a patient's vision impairment issues by removing the portions of the cornea that are uneven or cloudy.

Recovery Time
3 days

By reshaping the cornea into a cone instead of a domed shape, keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that reduces vision and thins the cornea.

Recovery Time
3 - 4 days

When performed before the cornea becomes too weak or misshaped, a cross-linking procedure can preserve or even enhance the contour of the cornea.

Recovery Time
1 year

A full-thickness cornea transplant involves removing the damaged cornea from the eye and surgically replacing it with a donor cornea.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.