Faculty directly responsible for education and training in this fellowship include Dr. Davis, Dr. Frank, Dr. Rhea Siatkowski, and Dr. David Jackson, Drs. Davis, Frank, and Siatkowski's practices in cornea and external diseases are similar, and include patients with infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, traumatic, and degenerative disorders of the cornea, ocular surface, and anterior segment. Recent fellows have performed over 40 penetrating and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasties, 50 DSAEK, 100+ phaco/IOL, and 15-30 refractive surgeries as primary surgeon. Additional expertise will be developed in secondary lens implants, iris reconstruction, keratoprostheses, ocular surface reconstruction, limbal stem cell transplantation, ocular surface neoplasm excision, and in oculoplastic procedures relevant to the treatment of corneal diseases.
In addition to this exposure to a tremendous breadth and depth of cornea and external disease pathology, the fellow also will participate in the evaluation and management of patients with ocular inflammatory disease and uveitis, including the use of immunomodulatory therapy, in the uveitis clinic.
Dr. Jackson’s practice is focused on refractive, cataract, anterior segment, and corneal surgery. Under Dr. Jackson's direct supervision, the fellow will perform state-of-the-art refractive procedures as primary surgeon, and will learn to recognize and manage complications of refractive surgery through participation in the consultation practice. Of particular note is the hands-on training with cutting-edge refractive technology, including wavefront-guided ablations and presbyopia-correcting lenses such as the Restor® and Crystalens®.