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Cornea and External Disease

Doctor shining light in patient's eyes

Cornea and external diseases range from refractive disorders to pink eye and dry eye.

We provide comprehensive medical and surgical management of conditions involving the cornea, conjunctiva and ocular surface, as well as disorders of the anterior chamber, iris and lens.

  • The cornea service evaluates and treats conditions including:

    • Ketatoconus.
    • Fuchs dystrophy as well as other corneal dystrophies.
    • Corneal edema (swelling).
    • Ocular infections including conjunctivitis and ulcers.
    • Herpetic infections.
    • Recurrent erosions.
    • Dry eye.
    • Autoimmune diseases affecting the cornea and ocular surface.
    • Ocular trauma, burns and scars.
    • Pterygium.
    • Ocular surface tumors.
  • Services include:

    • Corneal transplantation (both full and partial thickness).
    • Cataract surgery.
    • Pterygium surgery.
    • Amniotic membrane transplants.
    • Ocular surface tumor treatment both surgical and with topical chemotherapy.
    • Corneal topography.
  • Locations

    Hospitals

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington

    110 Conn Terrace
    Fourth and Fifth Floors
    Lexington, KY 40508
    Fax 859-323-8510 (General) and 859-257-6718 (Referring Providers)
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Outreach

    Huffman & Huffman - London

    503 N. Main St.
    London, KY 40741

    (Cornea, cosmetic & reconstructive, glaucoma and retina specialists)

    Huffman & Huffman - Somerset

    355 Langdon St.
    Suite 250
    Somerset, KY 42503

    (Cornea, cosmetic & reconstructive, glaucoma and retina specialists)

    Maysville Clinic and Surgery Center

    1360 Medical Park Drive
    Maysville, KY 41056

    (Cornea, cosmetic & reconstructive, glaucoma, pediatric and retina specialists)