Why choose a cornea specialist?
Just as you would choose to consult a cardiologist for heart disease or an oncologist for cancer, there are vitally important eye problems that require the experience and skill of a Fellowship-trained, Board Certified Ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists complete four years of specialized training in an accredited residency program (after medical school) before they are eligible to undergo a rigorous examination to become Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Our corneal specialists have completed yet an additional year of surgical training specializing in diseases of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. This adds up to five years of specialty training in eye surgery after the completion of medical school. Fellowship training in Corneal and Refractive surgery allows our specialists to perform corneal transplants, refractive surgery, complex cataract surgery, and solve problems that are often far more complex than common eye conditions. Our corneal specialists attended some of the finest fellowships in the world. Dr Kao attended Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and Dr McKee graduated from The Emory Eye Center in Atlanta. Both of these programs are highly respected and competitive Corneal Fellowship training programs.
East Valley Ophthalmology is the premier center in Arizona for corneal transplants and refractive surgery. As cornea specialists and leading refractive surgeons, our physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating eye conditions and diseases specifically relating to the cornea. There is no one more qualified to make every consideration and take every precaution necessary in helping you obtain your best possible vision than the cornea specialists of EVO:
- Board Certified corneal specialists by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
- Recognized as premier ophthalmologists throughout the country and worldwide.
- Internationally recognized as leading refractive surgeons and cornea specialists.
- Extensive experience in eye surgery and vision correction procedures relating to corneal and external eye diseases.
- Doctors other doctors go to for their vision care.
Our physicians are widely sought-after by other doctors and ophthalmologists to perform their vision correction. The confidence they have in our practice is the ultimate in recognition.
The corneal training of our physicians, their extensive knowledge of the cornea’s functionality, and overall experience, is far above that of most ophthalmologists. And when considering any form of corneal surgery, selecting EVO specialists provides you with the highest levels of knowledge, experience, and surgical capabilities.