Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery

The Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Service evaluates and treats diseases of the cornea and epithelium, including dystrophies, infections, corneal swelling, dry eyes, and injuries. A major part of this service is corneal transplantation, including deep lamellar endokeratoplasty. The Cornea Service faculty also perform cataract and refractive surgery.

Refractive surgery at Kellogg includes LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), with the new IntraLase FS, an ultrafast laser system known to reduce flap complications. Kellogg also offers wavefront LASIK, which detects aberrations by creating a three-dimensional map of the eye. Other options in refractive surgery include LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis), PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), CK (conductive keratoplasty), and Intacs corneal rings. Conductive keratoplasty uses low-level radiofrequency energy to reshape the cornea to correct hyperopia. Corneal rings are surgically implanted clear plastic rings that flatten the cornea to reduce or eliminate myopia or help keratoconous. The rings are removable.

Cornea Specialists

Ann Arbor—734-764-5106

Brighton—810-227-2357

Chelsea—734-475-1321

Milford—248-684-7337

Northville—248-305-4400

Additional Resources

Find more information about the following eye conditions.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 06-Aug-2014 09:35:48 EDT