Cornea and External Diseases

We treat patients and train residents in disorders of the cornea and the external segment of the eye. Surgical treatment includes lamellar, penetrating, and endothelial keratoplasty. Eye conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Corneal trauma, scarring, ulcer, infection and edema
  • Keratoconus and other non-inflammatory thinning disorders of the cornea
  • Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy
  • Scleritis and other inflammatory disorders of the anterior segment
  • Cataracts
  • Pterygium

Education

Under direct supervision with graduated autonomy, residents work alongside fellowship-trained faculty throughout our residency program. Trainees graduate from our program with a comprehensive knowledge of corneal conditions and external diseases, and those seeking a fellowship after residency will find the support and preparation they need within the department.Learn more about our residency program

Faculty

William H. Benson, M.D. [View Image]

William H. Benson, M.D.

Ragnit and Walter J. Geeraets Chair

William H. Benson, M.D. [View Image]

William H. Benson, M.D.

Ragnit and Walter J. Geeraets Chair

Department of Ophthalmology

Professor, Ragnit and Walter J. Geeraets Chair in Ophthalmology

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