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Corneal Surgery

The Cornea

Close up of eye

The cornea can be referred to as, “the window to the eye”. It exists in the front of the eye and covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. The human cornea is comprised of five different cell layers: Epithelium, Bowman’s Layer, Stroma, Descemet’s Membrane and Endothelium. Abnormalities of the cornea may result in discomfort or blurred vision due to loss of corneal clarity, corneal swelling or irregularity.

The cornea can be affected by a variety of conditions, both congenital and acquired. Ophthalmic Consultants of Vermont has two fellowship trained corneal surgeons, Dr. Gregory McCormick, and Dr. David Shiple. All of our doctors routinely manage medical disorders of the cornea.

Ophthalmic Consultants of Vermont offers a range of medical and surgical treatments and interventions for numerous ocular surface conditions including keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, corneal erosions, calcific band keratopathy, corneal swelling, pterygia, and corneal or conjunctival tumors. We offer corneal transplantation, including partial and full thickness corneal transplants, and artificial cornea transplants (keratoprosthesis).

More detailed information regarding some of the surgical procedures that Dr. McCormick performs is provided within the Corneal Surgery portion of the website. Feel free to browse the website to obtain additional information regarding these conditions and learn more about the surgical procedures.

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