Why Choose Johns Hopkins Cornea Transplant Program?
Our multidisciplinary program provides innovative approaches to saving vision through cornea transplantation. Learn what makes our program unique.
Our surgeons of different disciplines collaborate to handle complex cornea cases. They provide comprehensive rehabilitation for patients with severely damaged corneas.
We provide advanced treatments for all types of damaged corneas by combining clinical care with an assortment of corneal transplants. Our program also conducts clinical trials for the latest advancements in cornea treatments.
Patient InformationCornea Transplant Overview
The cornea is the clear front surface of your eye that lets light into the eye for you to see. Sometimes disease or injury can damage the cornea, changing its shape or causing it to become cloudy and difficult to see through.
These problems may be fixed by replacing some or all of the cornea with corneal tissue from an organ donor or with an artificial cornea. This procedure is called corneal transplantation.
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Refer a patient for corneal transplantation by contacting us.
Patient StoryTeaming Up for Surgically Complex Cases
Our cornea transplant specialists are experienced in treating complex eye diseases, and in some situations perform multiple surgeries simultaneously.
“All the doctors I've seen since are really impressed with how far I’ve come,” says former patient, Lyn Marchwinski.
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- Esen Akpek, M.D., discusses artificial corneas in an article published by Bloomberg
Start Your Journey at HopkinsTraining and Fellowships
The cornea and external disease fellowship program provides broad exposure to both medical and surgical conditions of the anterior segment. Start your journey at Johns Hopkins with a clinical and academic focused experience.
Creating Revolutionary TreatmentCornea Transplant Research
Learn more about our team's ongoing research pursuits for the advancement of cornea transplantation. Our research goals are to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.
Visit Our Location
Find TreatmentMaurice Bendann Surgical Pavilion
We perform cornea transplants at the Robert H. & Clarice Smith Building located in the Maurice Bendann Surgical Pavilion.
Maurice Bendann Surgical Pavilion
400 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
Contact us at 410-955-5080 for an appointment
Remote Access to CareTelemedicine Cornea Transplant Services
Our clinic provides telemedicine services for patients undergoing cornea transplantation and cornea transplant recipients. Virtual visits can help you manage your condition with more ease and flexibility without having to leave your home when appropriate.
Contact us at 410-955-5080 to request an appointment.