Corneal Disease

The cornea is a clear protective outer layer of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye, which is crucial to clear vision. Infection, disease, injury, or scarring of this tissue can distort or block light as it passes through the cornea and enters the eye.

Mount Sinai offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disease. Our researchers and clinicians have been engaged in the field of eye care and research since the mid-1880s. More than 18,000 people seek eye care at Mount Sinai each year. Our eye care professionals are dedicated to providing you with the finest treatment available today.

Our corneal disease specialists include:

Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Cornea Service and Refractive Surgery
Director, Clinical and Research Cornea Fellowships
Editor in Chief, Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine

Michelle K. Rhee, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-Director, Refractive Surgery Services

Bradford L. Tannen, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Sandra K. Masur, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor, Department of Structural and Chemical Biology
Associate Professor, Anatomy and Functional Morphology
Director, Mount Sinai’s Shared Research Facilities