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Cornea Therapy and Surgery



There are many diseases and conditions that can affect the cornea. Here at Koch Eye, our cornea experts are here to make sure our patients get the treatment and care they need and deserve. If you have been diagnosed with corneal disease or condition and are in need of great treatment, Koch Eye is the right place for you. Corneal diseases can be chronic and incurable, but they are often easily managed with proper medications and treatments.

At Koch Eye, we treat a number of corneal diseases and conditions, some of the most common being dry eye syndrome, ocular allergies, and corneal infections. We have a number of treatment options available for those that need it. Koch Eye provides patients with the following procedures and treatments:

  • Corneal Transplant
  • Endothelial Transplant (DSAEK)
  • Dry Eye Treatments (punctal plugs, LipiFlow®, omega-3 supplements)
  • Pterygium Removal
  • Ocular Allergy Prescriptions
  • Vitamin Therapy

Dry Eye and Ocular Allergies

Dry Eye and Ocular Allergies are sometimes easily managed through over-the-counter drops and medications, but other times, symptoms are severe and need a prescription from the doctor. Dry eye syndrome can be especially frustrating, as there is no known outright cure. Treatments such as punctal plugs and LipiFlow® can help manage symptoms by getting to the root of the problem - proper tear production. Here at Koch Eye, we understand that symptoms from dry eye and/or ocular allergies can sometimes make everyday activities difficult and even unbearable. It is important to stay on top of treatments and avoid allergy triggers as often as possible.

Corneal Transplants

Our doctors at Koch Eye are extremely experienced and trained in corneal surgery. Koch Eye corneal surgeons have had great success rates with corneal transplants. Corneal transplants are sometimes needed for a variety of different diseases.


A pterygium is a fleshy, pink growth on the cornea. It often affects people who spend a lot of time outside, also called "surfer's eye". This growth is benign but can cause irritation and possible vision problems if the growth blocks the pupil. Pterygium grows very slowly over time. If symptoms are mild, pterygium often does not need treatment, and irritation can be managed using lubricating drops. If the pterygium causes severe discomfort or irritation, it can be removed during a surgical procedure.

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The Greater New Bedford Surgical and Laser Center

The Greater New Bedford Surgical and Laser Center was opened in 1986 with the express purpose of rendering high quality, state of the art eye surgery to patients of all ages, especially those with cataracts, glaucoma, or cornea disease. The Center is designed specifically with the needs of the patient in mind. The entire process from initial examination to final outcome is conducted in a pleasant comfortable environment.

After a patient decides to have surgery, he or she is assigned his or her own Surgical Counselor who is available to answer questions and provide assistance. These individuals are specially trained to assist the patient throughout the entire surgical experience, including follow up care for as long as necessary. Patients are encouraged to contact their counselor for any questions, no matter how simple or complex.