The Cornea Service of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary was founded in 1958 by Dr. Claes Dohlman. Our goal is to train the future leaders of Cornea/External Disease and Corneal Surgery. Currently, numerous graduates of this fellowship are serving in positions of academic leadership throughout the world. At last count, over 50 Professors of Ophthalmology and Department Chairs are graduates of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cornea Fellowship, which demonstrates our unparalleled commitment to training and mentoring the upcoming leaders of our field.
During the fellowship, fellows will care for a wide variety of patients with complex disorders of the anterior segment, which will enable them to develop advanced diagnostic and surgical skills for the entire spectrum of corneal and external disorders. Fellows participate in routine keratoplasties as well as cutting-edge surgeries, including ocular surface reconstruction, lamellar and selective endothelial transplantation, and keratoprostheses, to name a few. Fellows are exposed to the entire spectrum of refractive surgery technologies. The Refractive Surgery Service currently has 2 excimer lasers (Visx S4, Alcon Wavelight Allegretto) and an Intralase femtosecond laser. Additional procedures that fellows will become familiar with include Intacs corneal transplant, conductive keratoplasty, and astigmatic keratotomy.
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