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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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Our experts offer treatments and services to manage simple and advanced conditions involving the cornea. 

Dr. Yassine DaoudOur Experts
Meet the renowned team of cornea experts who will help find the treatment that is best for you.

Dr. Esen AkpekOur Research
Research efforts are aimed at improving the diagnosis, management and treatment of corneal and external diseases.

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News and Events

Johns Hopkins Team Takes Second in Competition with Corneal Surgery Enhancement

 Allen Eghrari, M.D. served as the clinical sponsor for a team of eight Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students that took second place in the international Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition. They won for their novel design to help transport and implant tissue during corneal surgery. Read more.

Cornea Division Sponsoring Mini-Symposium on Anterior Eye Research on May 6, 2017

Renowned experts from Wilmer, national and international institutions will discuss significant insights and outcomes relating to their cutting-edge anterior eye research. Learn more.

Dr. Albert Jun, Chief of the Cornea Division, Publishes New Book on Fuchs Dystrophy

"?Current Treatment Options for Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy," edited by Albert Jun, M.D., Ph.D., and Dr. Claus Cursiefen, provides step-by-step descriptions of minimally invasive lamellar transplant techniques such as DSAEK and DMEK, offers guidance on the management of complications of the disease, and examines emerging medical and cell-based approaches to Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Learn more.

Read the Latest Division News in Cornea Concepts

Read about our newest faculty, and our most recent research and clinical focus in Cornea Concepts. This newsletter is published once a year by the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

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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