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. They are skilled in the techniques of surgery of the front part of the eye. Some of the most common conditions that corneal specialists treat are cataracts, keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy, external eye infections, and corneal scars. If you live in the Houston area you’re lucky because there are many well qualified corneal specialists. The factors that may lead to you choose your doctor can vary depending on what is most important to you.

In providing care to patients I feel it is important:

  • to put you first
  • to help you understand your eyes and your options
  • to provide top quality care in a setting of trust, compassion, and experience

As a cataract specialist I feel you should understand the choices available to you including the options of intraocular lenses and when laser cataract surgery is warranted. Information on cataracts

As a keratoconus specialist, I feel you should understand the options of treatment including glasses, contacts, ring segments, collagen cross linking, corneal transplantation (ALK and PKP), and other emerging therapies.  Information on keratoconus

As a Fuchs’ specialist, I feel you should understand the options of medical management, corneal transplants (such as DSAEK/ DMEK), and cataract surgery combined with corneal transplantation.  Information on Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy

I have performed between 100-200 corneal transplants per year since 2001 and even more routine and complex cataract procedures.

I look forward to to working with you to improve the way you look, see, and feel.

Visit Houston eye doctor, Mark C. Vital, M.D. at either the Houston Eye Associates main office on Gramercy Street or in the Sugar Land office.

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