Cornea and External Disease

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

Alex Beazer, MD

Alex Beazer, MD

Acting Assistant Professor


Tueng T. Shen, MD, PhD

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


Miel Sundararajan, MD

Assistant Professor

UW Department of Ophthalmology

908 Jefferson St.. Seattle, WA 98104 (academic offices)
Harborview Medical Center (mailing address)
Box 359608, 325 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.543.7250
Fax: 206.685.7055


For Patients

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