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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
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular surface abnormalities/malignancies
  • Pterygium 

Corneal Transplants at Wake Forest Baptist  

WFBH Eye Center is a national leader in corneal transplants, particularly Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK).

For this 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


Last Updated: 10-01-2016
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