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Cornea Center

Cornea Center

The Eye Center of Northern Colorado provides specialty cornea care for all issues relating to the cornea. Dr. Matthew Robinson and Dr. Jason Mayer are our board certified and fellowship-trained corneal specialists. They offer diagnosis, treatment, and education about medical issues related to the cornea. We have locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley as well as satellite clinics in other cities throughout Northern Colorado and Wyoming.

Your cornea is the thin outer layer of your eye that protects the eye from foreign debris. The shape of the cornea is also responsible for how well you can see clearly; the shape determines how light entering your eyes will focus in front of, behind or directly on the retina (the back of the eye).

5 Corneal Layers

  • Epithelium (outer layer): eye protection and surface to absorb nutrients and oxygen from tears
  • Bowman’s membrane (second layer): transparent collagen layer that can respond to injury by forming a scar
  • Stroma (middle layer): a thick collagen layer that provides elasticity and strength to form the cornea
  • Descemet (inner layer): strong tissue that protects against injury and infection
  • Endothelium (innermost layer): pumps excess fluid out of the stroma to keep the cornea clear

Types of Corneal Diseases

Corneal diseases can affect any layer of the cornea and ultimately result in distorted vision. Some of these diseases include:

  • Keratoconus: cone-shaped cornea due to corneal thinning
  • Corneal dystrophies: accumulation of abnormal materials on the outer layer
  • Keratitis: corneal inflammation
  • Herpes of the eye: viral infection
  • Shingles: corneal lesions or inflammation
  • Pterygium: pink growth on the cornea

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At the Eye Center of Northern Colorado, our fellowship-trained corneal specialists offer different treatment options for corneal problems. A comprehensive dilated eye exam will help your doctor diagnose the issue and recommend the right course of action for your unique situation.

If you are experiencing any changes in your vision, schedule an eye exam at one of our five locations right away. Early detection will be vital to protecting your vision.

Our Locations

Fort Collins at Prospect

1725 E. Prospect Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Fort Collins at Precision Center

3151 Precision Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Loveland at Skyline

2555 E. 13th St. Suite 225
Loveland, CO 80537

Loveland at Centerra

6125 Sky Pond Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538

Greeley at Fox Run

1701 61st Ave
Greeley, CO 80634

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