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Year of Cornea Events

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Honoring Peter Laibson, MD; Elisabeth Cohen, MD; and Christopher Rapuano, MD

Peter R. & Ruth Laibson Endowed Cornea Lecture

May 4, 2024
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Cornea by the Numbers
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1,600 Patients/
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450 Corneal Transplants/Year
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600+ Cataract Surgeries/Year
Endowed Chair in Cornea
  1. An endowed chair is one of the highest honors at any institution, acknowledging visionary leadership and providing consistent support for the Chairholder’s trailblazing work in ophthalmology. An Endowed Chair also brings recognition and prestige to the Chairholder, as well as flexibility to pursue opportunities that enhance the reputation of the Cornea Service.
Capital Fund for Renovations
  1. Renovations in the 9th floor Cornea Service suite will aim to improve the patient experience through a more functional design. This redesign of the clinical and diagnostic space will increase the number of exam rooms and ensuring ample space for additional testing equipment, improving patient flow. It will also enhance the teaching environment for residents and fellows and promote increased research activity.
Education Funds for Fellowship
  1. As one of the premier eye hospitals, our educational programs are highly competitive and provide a robust learning experience for young physicians. Our corneal fellows benefit from a broad range of surgical exposure and treat patients with the most complex eye conditions. They also have opportunities to advance their knowledge of the cornea by conducting high level, evidence-based research.

To learn more about these initiatives and other ways to support the Cornea Service,
contact Suzanne Beers at the Wills Eye Foundation, sbeers@willseye.org.