The cornea is the clear window on the front of the eye and can suffer from a wide-range of pathologies. There are common inherited diseases, such as keratoconus and Fuchs Dystrophy, as well as acquired conditions, such as post-traumatic or post-infectious scars, that affect the cornea. Regardless of the cause, when the cornea clouds it causes profound vision loss and possibly pain.
As a fellowship trained corneal specialist, Dr. Kevin Tozer performs a wide-array of procedures to treat all causes of cornea pathology. In addition to traditional full-thickness corneal transplants, Dr. Tozer also performs newer techniques such as Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) and Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). With DSEK or DMEK, Dr. Tozer is able to isolate the diseased layers of the cornea for transplantation while leaving the remainder of the cornea intact. These techniques allow for quicker recovery, better vision, and substantially less risk than older corneal graft procedures.
If you suffer from a corneal disease, please call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Tozer.