The cornea is a transparent, dome-shaped structure of the eye that plays a crucial role in focusing light rays. When the cornea is not shaped correctly, it can cause vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
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Dr. Pelletier completed his corneal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the top-rated corneal training program in the United States. He specializes in providing care for patients with various corneal diseases such as, but not limited to:

  • Keratoconus
  • Dry Eye
  • Herpes simplex keratitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Corneal infections
  • Inflammations
  • Scars
  • Dystrophies
  • Bullous keratopathy

Although many of these conditions can be treated medically, some may require surgery.

What You Need To Know About the DSAEK Procedure:

One popular and newer surgical technique that Dr. Pelletier offers is the Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) procedure. This form of Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK) involves removing the donor corneal endothelial cells from the remaining donor tissue and implanting them into the recipient’s cornea without removing the anterior portion of the recipient’s cornea. Benefits of this procedure may include rapid visual improvement, greater post-operative ocular integrity, fewer follow-up visits, and fewer stitches.

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