As part of our comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, our cornea and refractive surgeon Dr. Thomas Gillette has extensive training focused exclusively on diagnosing and treating corneal diseases and anterior segment of the eye.

What is the cornea?

The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye and protects the eye from external elements while helping the eye focus light.

What is corneal disease?

Corneal disease refers to a variety of conditions that can affect the cornea. Some of the types of diseases and conditions we treat include:

  • Corneal infection
  • Corneal dystrophies. There are more than 20 types but some of the most common are keratoconus, Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy, Granular dystrophy, Lattice dystrophy, Map-Dot-Fingerprint dystrophy.
  • Dry eye
  • Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD)
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Keratitis
  • Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
  • Ocular herpes
  • Pterygium

Our Services

  • Corneal transplantation
  • Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK)
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Corneal crosslinking

Appointments and Referrals

Please check your insurance coverage before making an appointment. Learn more about accepted insurance plans at The Polyclinic.

  • For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 206-860-5587.
  • Referrals are preferred but not required.