Corneal & Anterior Segment of the eye incorporates the cornea (the transparent front structure of the eye), conjunctiva (clear mucous membrane covering the white part of the eye) and the anterior segment (front structures of the eye including the iris and lens).
The cornea plays a major role in our ability to see clearly. The cornea is transparent and allows light to pass through it; it also bends the rays of light entering our eye to allow light to focus clearly.
The Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service is primarily devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases, cataracts and laser vision correction. The latest techniques and state of the art equipment are used to perform microincision sutureless cataract surgeries, lamellar and penetrating keratoplasties, and anterior segment reconstruction.
Boston K-Pro keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea transplant) can be performed in patients with repeated human donor grafts rejections.
The most up-to-date laser vision correction technology is used to treat refractive disorders such as myopia (nearsightedness) hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Wave-front optimized, topolink and custom ablation technologies are utilized in this process. Intracorneal lenses are implemented in patients who are not candidate for vision correction by laser, pre-treatment evaluation by corneal topography and corneal pachymetry is routinely done; Conventional and Femtosecond LASIK, PRK and PTK are performed using the newly developed high frequently rate excimer laser. The most recent techniques in the treatment of keratoconus with standard and customized cross linking and intracorneal rings are offered. Specialized contact lens fitting is available.