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subhead services

The Cornea 

The cornea is the clear "window" covering the iris and the pupil of the eye. For vision to be clear, the cornea must be clear. An ophthalmologist who is a cornea subspecialist has additional fellowship training and experience in evaluation of the cornea and the diagnosis and management of corneal eye disease. This training includes (but is not limited to):

  • Various aspects of eye banking
  • Corneal shape analysis
  • Complicated contact lens fitting
  • Surgical alternatives, such as corneal transplantation
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Management of complications

Many cornea subspecialists have been trained to perform refractive surgery. Dr. Michael Eide is Ophthalmology LTD’s cornea subspecialist. He provides treatment for the following:

  • Corneal dystrophy (sometimes called “Fuchs' dystrophy”)
  • Dry eyes
  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal scars and infections

Dr. Eide also performs:

  • Traditional full-thickness cornea transplants
  • Partial-thickness cornea transplants (sometimes called “endothelial keratoplasty” or a “sutureless” transplant).