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Toronto Western Hospital |
Maps & Directions East Wing – 6th Floor
The Cornea and Anterior Segment Disease Service is part of the
Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre and the
Krembil Neuroscience Centre.
Dr. David Rootman & Dr. Clara ChanMonday – Friday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 416 603 5401
Dr. Allan SlomovicMonday – Friday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 416 603 5389
The cornea is the eye's outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface made up of a group of cells and proteins. But it has no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. Instead, it gets the vital fluids it needs from tears and what's called the aqueous humor, that fills the chamber behind it.
For the past two decades, the Cornea and Anterior Segment Disease Service at UHN has been offering state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic services to local, national and international patients. The treatments we perform include corneal transplantations, artificial corneas, and anterior segment reconstruction for corneal ulcers, burns, and perforations. We also help manage corneal and conjunctival tumours, pterygium, limbal stem cell disease, aniridia, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and ocular cicatricial pemphigoid.
We also have a cornea stem cell transplant program that is unique to Canada and uses the latest technology and implants to treat cornea conditions.
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Learn more about how we are providing leading care in Ontario for cornea stem cell transplantation:
Limbal Stem Cell Transplant Video