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Medical Expert - Keith A. Walter, MD

Area of Expertise: Refractive Surgery including “all-laser” LASIK and PRK
Area of Expertise: Cataract Surgery
Area of Expertise: Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy
Area of Expertise: DSEK
Area of Expertise: Corneal Transplants
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Keith A. Walter, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology

Dr. Walter is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in corneal and refractive surgery. He received his medical training at Duke University and completed his ophthalmology residency and fellowship at Emory University.

During his fellowship, Dr. Walter was a co-investigator of the first and largest LASIK study in the United States. Based on his research, he was the first in his field to improve LASIK outcomes by adjusting for humidity. In addition, he has authored several articles related to LASIK surgery; and his research has been covered by numerous news organizations including The New York Times, Time Magazine and CNN.

For both laser and non-laser cataract surgery, Dr. Walter offers the most advanced technology that eliminates the need for eye glasses post-surgery. Additionally, Dr. Walter’s research on post-cataract surgery inflammation has yielded results that simplify and improve the recovery process for patients.

Dr. Walter also devotes a portion of his practice to corneal diseases and transplantation. He invented the EndoSerter™ Corneal Endothelium Delivery Instrument to improve corneal transplant surgery. FDA approved, the device is distributed worldwide and allows eye surgeons to insert corneal donor tissue without damaging the eye.


Keratorefractive Surgery, LASIK, Cataract Surgery, Corneal and External Diseases and Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Corneal Transplantation


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