Cornea and External Eye Diseases
For patients with corneal or other external eye diseases, Wake Forest Baptist's Eye Center provides one of the widest ranges of leading-edge treatments.
Our cornea specialists care for thousands of patients each
year with eye conditions including:
- Corneal graft failure or rejection
- Corneal scarring
- Corneal ulcers
- Dry eye
- Fuchs' dystrophy
- Herpes keratitis
- Ocular surface abnormalities/malignancies
Corneal Transplants at Wake Forest Baptist
WFBH Eye Center is a national leader in corneal transplants,
particularly Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK).
procedure, our ophthalmologists developed the FDA-approved EndoSerter, a
hand-held instrument that transplants tissue more quickly, with smaller
incisions and no sutures.
Also, we’re one of few eye centers in the U.S. that perform
corneal keratoprosthesis — artificial corneal implants. It’s sometimes the best
specialty eye care option for patients with difficult-to-treat corneal
diseases, after standard corneal transplants have failed.
For patients not ready for a corneal transplant, Wake Forest Baptist's Eye
Center specialists also offer Intacs® corneal implants, for when vision can no
longer be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.
Request an appointment online or call 888-716-WAKE.
View our list of specialty eye care treatments.