Cornea Surgery

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Dr. Ginsberg is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida, he then spent one year at the University of California, Davis training under world-renowned corneal experts, Drs. Mark Mannis and Ivan Schwab. During this year, he did extensive research and treated all types of corneal disease in a tertiary university setting.

Since then, he has been treating these same diseases in private practice in Southwest Florida for the past twelve years. He has seen tens of thousands of patients and done thousands of corneal procedures.

What Is The Cornea?

The cornea plays an important role in focusing your vision – it helps focus the light that comes into the eye and is responsible for over 65% of the eye’s total focusing power. That’s why it is crucial to ensure that your cornea is in its healthiest state possible in order to maintain a clear vision.

The cornea is the clear surface that covers the front of the eye – the eye’s outermost layer. It acts as a barrier against dirt and particles that can harm the eye. The purpose of both the cornea and lens of the eye is to focus light on the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

If there is any obstruction to the cornea (such as cloudiness), the image is not focused properly and, in turn, the retina makes a blurry image.

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Common Corneal Conditions Treated:

  • Fuch’s corneal dystrophy and corneal edema
  • Dry Eyes
  • Keratoconus
  • Ectasia (both innate and post-refractive surgery)
  • Corneal scars
  • Corneal infections
  • Pterygium
  • Ocular surface diseases and cancers
  • Irregular corneal surfaces following refractive surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, and RK
  • Contact lens intolerance

Common Corneal Surgeries Performed:

  • Traditional corneal transplants
  • Partial-thickness corneal transplants
  • Surgical correction of regular & irregular astigmatism
  • Low recurrence pterygium surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty for dry eyes
  • Removal of ocular surface cancers and adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Repair of traumatic corneal injuries for all local hospitals and referring physicians

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