Cornea and External Diseases

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The Cornea Section is comprised of ophthalmologists who specialize in the evaluation and management of various conditions including:

  • Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism)
  • Dry eyes and tear disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Blepharitis
  • Conjunctivitis (infectious and allergic)
  • Ectasias (i.e. keratoconus)
  • Dystrophies (i.e. Fuchs’)
  • Ulcers
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Traumatic scars
  • Chemical burns

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities such as

  • Orbscan
  • Corneal Topography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Ultrasonic Biometric Analysis

We offer the latest and advanced surgical procedures for patients with common and complex conditions such as

  • No stitch cataract surgery
  • Presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens implants (ReSTOR, ReZoom, Crystalens)
  • Astigmatism-correcting limbal relaxing incisions
  • Astigmatism-correcting toric intraocular lens implants
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Combined cataract surgery and corneal transplantation
  • Partial corneal transplantation (lamellar)
  • Endothelial transplantation (DSEK)
  • Limbal stem cell transplantation
  • Phototherapeutic keratectomy
  • Superficial keratectomy
  • Conjunctival autografting
  • Amniotic membrane grafting
  • Artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis)
  • Punctal occlusion/cauterization