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Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

The Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai cares for patients with conditions of the anterior segment, front portion of the eye (iris, lens, conjunctiva, and eyelids). Diagnosis and treatment is guided by state-of-the-art anterior segment imaging technologies such as corneal topography, high frequency ultrasound biomicroscopy, confocal microscopy, slit-lamp adapted optical coherence tomography, digital specular microscopy, and pachymetry.

NYEE has one the busiest corneal transplantation programs in the US.  Surgeons routinely perform corneal transplantations as well as corneal and anterior segment reconstruction for eye trauma management. They also provide keratoprosthetic devices (artificial iris or artificial cornea) when needed. The doctors work closely with the NYEE microbiology lab for diagnosing infectious diseases affecting the anterior eye.

Refractive surgery (laser vision correction, LASIK) corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with the most advanced FDA approved excimer laser system in the United States, making it possible to perform the surgery within seconds and improve the patient experience and surgical outcome.


  • cataract
  • corneal infection, scars and irregularities
  • corneal allergy
  • refractive error
  • conjunctivitis
  • dry eye
  • keratoconus
  • pterygium
  • endophthalmitis
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • trauma

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