Monthly Archives: November 2015

What is a corneal specialist?

What is a corneal specialist? You want to find one of the best corneal specialists in Houston for you. Corneal specialists are physicians who have completed at least four years of college, four years of medical school, one year on intership, three years of ophthalmology residency, and one year of specialty corneal training called fellowship…. Read More

Is eye surgery painful?

The first question most patients have when faced with the idea of eye surgery is, “Will it hurt?!” The simple answer is that in most cases there is very little if any pain asociated with eye surgery. Remember, we want you to be comfortable! There are three main types of anesthesia for eye surgery: 1)… Read More

What are the types of corneal transplants?

There are three basic types of corneal transplants: 1) Replacement of the front part of the cornea: anterior lamellar keratoplasty (ALK), below: 2) Replacement of the back part of the cornea: endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK, DMEK), below: 3) Replacement of the full thickness of the cornea: penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), below: Which type of these transplants is… Read More