The cornea is the thin, transparent, dome-shaped part of the eye. If the cornea is not shaped correctly, the eye cannot properly focus light rays which can lead to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
Dr. Pelletier MD, FACS provides care to patients who suffer from many types of corneal diseases. We commonly treat:
- Dry Eye
- Herpes simplex keratitis
- Herpes zoster
- Corneal infections
- Bullous keratopathy
- + more
While many of these conditions are treated medically, a small percentage will eventually require surgery.
What You Need To Know About the DSAEK Procedure:
- A popular, newer technique.
- Form of Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK)
- Donor corneal endothelial cells are cut away from the remaining donor tissue and implanted into the recipient without the removal of the anterior portion of the recipient’s cornea.
- Benefits may include greater post-operative ocular integrity, rapid visual improvement, fewer follow-up visits, and fewer stitches.