The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped covering in front of the iris and pupil. A cornea subspecialist diagnoses and manages corneal eye disease, including Fuchs’ dystrophy and keratoconus. Cornea subspecialists also perform refractive surgery (such as LASIK), as well as corneal transplants. They also handle corneal trauma as well as complicated contact lens fittings.
Patient Care Faculty Members
Associate Dean: Medical Technology Innovation (UW Medicine/College of Engineering); Professor of Ophthalmology: Graham and Brenda Siddall Endowed Chair; Adjunct Professor: Bioengineering & Global Health; Division Director, Cornea and External Disease