The cornea is the front part of the eye that acts as the physical and biological protective layer to the more sensitive areas like the iris, and retina in the back of the eye. The cornea is comprised of a perfectly transparent tissue that focuses perceived light and redirects it to the light-sensitive tissue in the posterior part of the eye. Corneal blindness is a type of blindness, or visual disruption, that occurs when this perfectly transparent tissue either becomes cloudy, scratched, or otherwise damaged.
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