15 Lowell Street, Portland, Maine 04102
1685 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Portland, ME 04102

Cornea Center

Cornea Center PortlandThe cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. The main function of the cornea is to allow light to pass through the eye to the retina. For this reason the cornea must be transparent. A second chief function is to help focus light, like a camera lens.

Health of the cornea depends on a number of factors, including the health of the conjunctiva and of the eyelids. The conjunctiva is the tissue which covers the front part of the eyeball (but not the cornea) and lines the back of the eyelids. Both the conjunctiva and the eyelids contain glands which make tear fluid. Tear fluid is an essential part of the systems which maintain the health of the cornea.

Diseases of the cornea can cause distorted vision or even loss of vision. Keeping the cornea healthy is a vital part in protecting your vision and the health of your eyes.

Maine Eye’s Cornea Specialist:

Charles M. Zacks, M.D.

Contact Us

800.545.6066 • 207.774.8277
Fax: 207.871.1415

Lowell Campus:
15 Lowell St, Portland, Maine 04102

Stroudwater Campus:
1685 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Portland, Maine 04102