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.

cornea suergery

Dr. Pelletier MD, FACS provides care to patients who suffer from many types of corneal diseases. We commonly treat:

  • Keratoconus
  • Dry Eye
  • Herpes simplex keratitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Corneal infections
  • Inflammations
  • Scars
  • Dystrophies
  • 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.
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