The cornea is the clear circle of tissue that acts as the eye’s “front window.” It allows light to enter the eye and also provides most of the eye’s focusing power. Because of this key role, diseases that affect the cornea can have a significant impact on vision. At the Eye Institute, major effort is devoted to caring for this important part of the eye.
The Eye Institute offers clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the cornea. We provide patients with a variety of surgical and medical options for treating pediatric and adult cataracts, corneal disorders (Fuchs’ dystrophy, corneal edema and corneal scarring) as well as refractive errors (myopia and astigmatism).
The Eye Institute specializes in the newest technique in corneal transplantation known as DSAEK (Descemet’s stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty) and is a leading center conducting clinical research in one-stitch and partial thickness corneal transplantation. We also offer the most sophisticated forms of cataract extraction, including no-stitch phacoemulsification using standard monofocal lenses as well as premium multifocal, accommodative and toric intraocular lens implants to correct astigmatism.
LASIK and Refractive Surgical Procedures
The Eye Institute offers the most advanced refractive surgical procedures for the correction of near-sightedness and astigmatism, including blade-free LASIK and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy).
Read about LASIK and revolutionary laser vision correction technologies at www.lasikmcw.com. Diagnostic services include light wave scan analysis, corneal mapping, high speed ultrasound, optical coherence biometry using the IOL Master Instrument as well as microbiological assessment.