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Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Disease
The Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Diseases provides medical and surgical evaluation and management for corneal, cataract, and external disease problems, including corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, dry eye, and laser vision correction.
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Conditions We Treat
Our experts offer treatments and services to manage simple and advanced conditions involving the cornea.
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Research efforts are aimed at improving the diagnosis, management and treatment of corneal and external diseases.
The Wilmer Eye Institute Difference
Our Services | Corneal Cross-Linking
Wilmer now offers this minimally-invasive, advanced therapy that slows or stops the progression of corneal deformation.
News and Events
Dr. Oliver Schein Receives 2018 Armstrong Award
Oliver Schein, M.D., M.P.H. was honored as a recipient of the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety, which is presented to the physicians who partner with patients, families, colleagues and staff members to optimize patient outcomes and eliminate preventable harm.
Dr. Esen Akpek Featured in Bustle Article on Dry Eyes
Hopkins Researchers Advance Understanding of Retinoblastoma Tumor Spread
Researchers, including Wilmer's Dr. Laura Asnaghi, Dr. Jeffrey Mumm and Dr. Charles Eberhart, identify potential new target for stopping spread of eye cancer that causes 3000 child deaths per year. Read the article.
Cornea Concepts- Spring 2018
Our experts share some of the latest clinical advancements in infection control, corneal transplantation and corneal neurotization, as well as news about their innovative research initiatives from regeneration in the eye to battlefield injuries. Read Cornea Concepts
Zebrafish Help Unlock Clues to Human Disease
Jeffrey Mumm, Ph.D., who is researching how to harness the ability to improve regeneration in zebrafish to better understand how to induce regeneration in human eyes, explains how the collaborative Research Core is allowing other scientists to pursue genetic research initiatives using zebrafish. Read more.
Dr. Allen Eghrari Helps Ebola Survivors with Cataract Surgeries
Allen Eghrari, M.D., as part of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL), recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefited from eye cataract removal surgeries. Read more.
I see the division building upon the energy and intellect of faculty, both junior and senior, who seek to be global leaders in their chosen areas of clinical and academic focus. In this way, we will establish the breadth and depth of expertise necessary to be the world leader in cornea, cataract and external disease care.
- Dr. Albert Jun, Maurice E. Langham, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology; Chief, Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Eye Diseases
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