The Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Service at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center 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 and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), an advanced corneal transplant for patients with corneal dystrophies. The Cornea Service faculty also perform cataract surgery and refractive surgery.
Refractive surgery at Kellogg includes phakic intraocular lenses (implantable contact lenses), LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) with the new WaveLight EX500 excimer laser which tracks the unique shape of your eye and allows your Kellogg surgeon to perform an individualized laser vision correction treatment with exceptional precision and safety. 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 keratoconus. The rings are removable.