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Corneal Diagnostic and Imaging Capabilities

The Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services of Mass. Eye and Ear have New England’s most advanced diagnostics and digital-imaging technology. Our full-time team of skilled specialists accepts referrals from the general ophthalmic community. Results are immediately available on all procedures with interpretive reports available as needed. 

Referring physician offices may contact the Cornea Service to schedule patients for diagnostic services.

Phone: 617-573-3938

Diagnostic capabilities include:

  • Corneal Topography
  • Latest technology to show potential refractive problems in the cornea
  • Oculus Pentacam
  • B&L Orbscan
  • Oculus Keratograph
  • Nidek Confoscan 4
  • HRT3 Laser Cornea Confocal
  • Measurement of corneal thickness
  • Slit-lamp photo- and video- microscopy
  • Newest digital Haag-Streit technology
  • Specialized diagnostic microbiology
  • Ocular cell surface cytology
  • Wavefront Analysis
  • Ultrasonic Biometric Analysis (UBM)
  • Pachymetry
  • External Eye Photography: Captures external and surrounding structures of the eye to follow regression or progression of disease
  • Specular Microscopy: Provides endothelial cell count for evaluation prior to cataract surgery and for evaluation of Fuchs’ dystrophy; additionally, we have the Confoscan 4 and HRT3 available for specular microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy: Used to focus through the entire range of a human cornea – especially for positive diagnosis of Acanthamoeba and Fungal Keratitis
  • Slit-lamp Biomicrography: Isolates specific pathology of the cornea, iris and lens to document and track progression over time