The cornea is often described as the “window” of the eye, a clear tissue that helps focus light onto your retina. Your cornea is one of the most essential components of your eye for good vision. A healthy cornea is very important to the health of your entire eye and to the quality of your vision.  The cornea lacks blood vessels and needs to be completely clear for good vision. This leaves your cornea susceptible to many diseases and conditions.

A healthy cornea looks completely clear, it is actually made up of three different layers - a surface epithelial layer (about 9% of the thickness of the entire cornea), a middle stromal layer (about 90% of the thickness of the entire cornea), and an inner endothelial layer (about 1% of the entire thickness of the cornea).

There are many issues that our patients run into when it comes to corneal health. At Hines Sight, we are experienced and able to diagnose and treat many corneal diseases, such as keratoconus, conjunctivitis and dry eye. We are even able to give corneal transplants in severe cases of corneal injury or disease.

Pterygium Surgery 

A pterygium is an abnormal growth on the conjunctiva of the eye, extending from the inner corner and growing over the cornea (outer surface of the eye) as time passes In some cases, these begin to irritate the eye - severe cases may even block a patient's vision. Hines Sight of Denver offers no-stitch pterygium surgery to remove the growth and restore comfortable vision. 

Dry Eye

If you are seeking dry eye treatment in Denver, the experts at Hines Sight can help you to treat this unwelcome condition. Our eye doctors provide dry eye testing and treatment to help relieve the worst of your symptoms. 


Keratoconus is an eye condition that causes the normally round cornea to take on a more cone-like shape and is thinner than a standard cornea. Keratoconus can cause blurry vision. light sensitivity, glare, and other side effects. This can be corrected with eyeglasses or, in some cases, corneal transplant surgery. 

Corneal Transplants

Those diagnosed with a diseased or damaged cornea have solutions available to restore eye health. Hines Sight of Denver offers corneal transplant surgery to surgically replace the cornea.

If you are concerned with the health of your cornea, or if you have been diagnosed with corneal disease, you can trust our compassionate staff and doctors to provide the best treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


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