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Centers of Excellence

Novel Surgical Approaches

After many years of research, several novel microsurgical techniques have been developed in the recent past that have brought on a 'revolution' to the surgical approach to corneal disorders. The advent of new laser applications to the field of cornea, development of new approaches to lamellar (partial-thickness) procedures to remove and replace the cornea, insertion of devices to reverse or treat thinning disorders, the use of stem cells and non-ocular cells to replace damaged ocular surface tissue, and development of the modern keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea), are just several examples of these new approaches. Mass. Eye and Ear has been a leader in the development and adoption of these new technologies. Through these clinical trials we hope to improve the treatment and care of our patients.


James Chodosh, M.D., MPH
Kathryn Colby, M.D., Ph.D.
Reza Dana, M.D., MPH, M.Sc.
Claes Dohlman, M.D., Ph.D.
Pedram Hamrah, M.D.
Ula Jurkunas, M.D.
Roberto Pineda, M.D.



Novel Surgical Approaches at Mass. Eye and Ear:

Keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea)

Corneal Transplantation

Stem Cell Research