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Below you will find patient educational resources including handouts and videos on common corneal diseases. 


Pterygium is a benign, abnormal, wedge-shaped fleshy growth of conjunctival tissue over part of the cornea (clear window of the front of the eye).

Fuchs Endothelial
Corneal Dystrophy (FECD)

Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD) is a non-inflammatory disease that causes thickening of the cornea (clear window of the front of the eye).

Keratoconus (KCN)

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory condition that causes progressive thinning of the central cornea (clear window of the front of the eye).

Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy (ABMD)

Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy (ABMD) is a common condition that affects the front window of the eye (cornea) where the epithelium corneal layer adheres irregularly.

Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)

Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when there is a breakdown in the eye's tear film (the natural layer coating the front of the eye).


Cataract(s) occur when there is a clouding to the natural lens of the eye, which helps focus light onto the back of the eye (retina).

Refractive Errors

Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina (back of the eye), resulting in blurry vision.

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