Corneal Disease and Surgery Clinic

The UCSF Corneal Disease and Surgery Clinic offers laser refractive surgery, including excimer laser surgery, to correct common vision problems; cornea transplants (also called keratoplasty), in which part of a damaged cornea is replaced with corneal tissue from a donor; intraocular lens implants, which replace an abnormal lens with an artificial implant; glaucoma surgery; and other procedures involving the retina or vitreous body (the viscous material in the back of the eye).

Doctor referral required

Our locations

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    Azithromycin for Meibomian Gland Disease

    Ocular surface disease index - used to evaluate the degree of dry eye symptoms. Scores will range from 0 to 48, where 48 indicates severe dry eye.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • n10-2x

      Best in Northern California in ophthalmology

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

    Class

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

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    Patient Relations

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    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

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    Zion.

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    Related clinics

    Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Optometry Clinic

    Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

    See all three of our Bay Area locations.

    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Department of Ophthalmology Research

      The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology are dedicated to uncovering the causes and mechanisms of eye diseases, with the goals of fighting vision loss and restoring sight.

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