Cornea Center

The cornea is the transparent part of the front of the eye. It is the first part of the eye to capture light and is responsible for a large portion of our vision. When the cornea is damaged by injury or disease it can lead to loss of vision or sometimes even blindness. Our corneal & external disease specialists are fellowship-trained in the latest procedures and treatments for corneal disease.

There are many different corneal diseases. Some are caused by bacterial, fungal or viral infections, while some are hereditary or develop over time.

Associated Eye Care offers treatment for many corneal and external eye diseases, including:

  • Scleritis (inflammation of the sclera, the white part of the eye)
  • Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea)
  • Corneal ulcers and abrasions
  • Fuchs' Dystrophy (cloudy morning vision)
  • Keratoconus (deterioration of the cornea, leading to change of shape and loss of vision)

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Jesse M. Vislisel, M.D.Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Corneal & External Disease

Locations: Stillwater, Woodbury, and Hugo

Dr. Vislisel is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2007 and graduated with Research Distinction. He then completed his medical internship in Tucson, Arizona and returned to the highly-ranked University of Iowa for his ophthalmology residency and fellowship training in cornea and external eye disease where he received the Fellow Teaching Award and the P.J. Leinfelder award for excellence in research. He has special interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, corneal crosslinking, anterior segment and ocular surface surgery, and laser refractive surgery such as LASIK.

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