Cornea and Refractive Surgery

The cornea is the eye's outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye, and it plays an important part in the eye's visual acuity. Cornea and refractive surgery specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear are dedicated to the health and functioning of the cornea.With unparalleled expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, they provide exceptional medical and surgical care of the full range of routine, complex and high-risk corneal and external diseases, as well as the most current vision correction procedures.

Cornea Service

Our Cornea Service has been at the forefront of many medical and surgical advances in the field. New programs have been developed for patients with severe corneal scarring, including stem cell transplantation, ocular surface reconstruction, lamellar keratoplasty, and artificial cornea transplant surgery (called keratoprosthesis). The Cornea Service also acts as a regional resource for the management of difficult and sight-threatening diseases, including corneal ulcers, severe viral disease and dry eye syndrome.

Meet our cornea specialists

Laser Vision Correction

Save $1,000 on Laser Vision Correction Surgery

From June 1 through August 31, 2019, Mass. Eye and Ear is pleased to offer $1,000 off laser vision correction surgery.* Call 1-833-LASER-99 to schedule a consultation.

*$1,000 total or $500/eye. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Surgery must take place on or before September 30, 2019.

Laser vision correction (refractive surgery) refers to surgical procedures designed to correct certain vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. These procedures use laser beams to help reshape the cornea. Our doctors use the most advanced techniques and technology available today. You can trust our physicians to help you choose the right solution to achieve your vision goals.

Our physician staff are eye care specialists certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology or are board-eligible and preparing for certification. Meet our refractive surgeons or request an appointment today.

Karen wanted to be able to experience life, both personally and professionally, without wearing contacts or glasses. She decided to have LASIK, a type of refractive surgery, to correct her vision. Karen turned to Dr. Ula Jurkunas at Mass. Eye and Ear, Main Campus for the procedure.


Josh had been wearing contacts or glasses his entire life until he discovered SMILE, a minimally invasive laser procedure that treats nearsightedness. Josh turned to Dr. Kathryn Hatch at Mass. Eye and Ear, Waltham for the procedure.