Corneal Care Center

What Is the Cornea?

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped, outermost layer of the eye. It serves as a barrier against germs and dust, and also plays an essential role in our vision and ability to focus. If the cornea is damaged or diseased the vision can be affected. Corneal disease can range from the simple to the complex. In the event that you have a complex problem requiring advanced medical care or cornea surgery in Washington, DC or the surrounding areas, we are fortunate to have on staff two fellowship-trained corneal specialists, Dr. J. Alberto Martinez and Dr. Daniel Sarezky.