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Corneal Surgery


Corneal Surgery in Birmingham

Alabama Vision Center provides specialized cornea treatment to restore your sight. The outermost layer of your eye, your cornea requires experienced care to address cloudy or blurred vision, eye pain, or damage. Our Birmingham corneal specialists are skilled in performing the proper surgeries to correct these ocular health issues.

If you have any problems with your eyesight, our team is equipped to provide treatment and gentle care for fast recovery and long-lasting vision.

Restoring your Vision

The cornea is essentially made of layers and serves as a covering for the outer part of the eye. Corneal problems manifest in different areas, and each requires a unique approach to repair, whether damage is caused by disease or trauma. Alabama Vision Center provides the latest treatment and techniques to address any issues you may have.

Common disorders and problems that require corneal surgery include:

Corneal infections due to damage, bacteria, or fungi
Fuchs’ Dystrophy
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Patients that have been diagnosed with the above disorders, or are experiencing sight issues, can receive treatment from our practice.

How We Can Help

After an initial examination, our specialists will design a custom treatment plan to address your particular vision issue. It is our mission to take a gentle approach to restoring your sight. Each of our corneal procedures remove the damaged tissues and replace it with healthy donor tissue. The following methods are proven to be successful in improving vision:

Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) – a procedure to replace tissue in the inner cornea
Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) – a procedure that replaces only a thin layer of the cornea
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) – where the topmost layers of the cornea are replaced

Common Questions about Corneal Surgery:

Am I too young for surgery?
Corneal surgery is safe for patients of nearly all ages, especially in the case of keratoconus, a disease that can affect teenagers.

What can I expect after treatment?

After healing is complete, your vision should be clear. After the surgery, you can still receive corrective treatments like LASIK, but will still need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

Is donor tissue safe?

Donor tissue is always checked for signs of disease or damage. Our doctors will never place a cornea that does not meet our strict health requirements. We are committed to a successful surgery and the full recovery of your sight.

Contact Alabama Vision Center

Our practice has served Birmingham and surrounding areas including Mountain Brook and Homewood for over 15 years, which is experience you can rely on. Contact us today if you are having eyesight issues and need an examination. We are passionate about protecting your sight!

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions for your upcoming vision appointment, surgery or if you have general questions about our services. Please call 888-841-EYES (3537)


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Office Locations

  • Birmingham
  • 3928 Montclair Road
  • Suite 100
  • Birmingham , AL
  • 35213
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  • Call: 888-841-EYES
  • Hoover
  • 7191 Cahaba Valley Road
  • Suite 203
  • Hoover, AL
  • 35242
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: (205) 991-2021