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
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
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