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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.

In the News

Wilmer ophalmologist Esen Akpek

W.L. Gore is building artificial corneas

Wilmer researcher Esen Akpek, M.D. is highlighted in a Bloomberg Businessweek article detailing recent developments in artificial cornea experiments by W.L. Gore. Read more.
Wilmer ophthalmologist Oliver Schein

Oliver Schein Receives Armstrong Award

Oliver Shein, M.D., Ph.D., was honored as a recipient of the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety. Read more about Dr. Shein's commitment to improving patient outcomes, and watch him discuss the keys to such improvements in a short video interview.


albert jun

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, Chief, Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Eye Diseases

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