Corneal Surgical Procedures

As noted in our diagnosis pages, there are several primary surgeries available for use in addressing certain corneal and anterior disorders. Click a link below to learn more about the procedures performed by the surgeons in the Mass. Eye and Ear Cornea Service.

Anterior Segment Reconstruction

Artificial Cornea – Boston Keratoprosthesis

Corneal Transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty) for advanced keratoconus, ICE and PBK

DMEK (Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) for Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, failed previous corneal transplants and bullous keratopathy

DSEK (Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty), for advanced PBK and Fuch's dystrophy

Intacs (TM) ICRS (Intra-Corneal Ring Segments) for keratoconus

Lamellar Keratoplasty

Laser vision correction, including LASIK, LASEK, PRK, CK and other procedures

Limbal relaxing incisions, for correction of astigmatism

Ocular Surface Reconstruction, including limbal epithelial stem cell transplantation and amniotic membrane transplantation

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK), for advanced corneal dystrophies

Surgical removal (excision) of tumors and pterygia