Corneal Disease

Kenneth L. Cohen, M.D. , is a fellowship-trained ophthalmic surgeon with specialties in cataract and intraocular lens-implant surgery and corneal-transplant surgery. Dr. Cohen provides the latest surgical techniques for outpatient cataract surgery such as topical anesthesia and small-incision surgery, as well as using the latest in intraocular lens technology to provide for rapid visual rehabilitation. Dr. Cohen has organized the ophthalmology operating room at the Kittner Eye Center to deliver this service to his patients. He also uses the latest surgical techniques to treat complications of cataract and intraocular lens-implant surgery.

Dr. Cohen also has expertise in corneal-transplant surgery. The latest techniques for this type of surgery are utilized by the ophthalmology operating room at the Kittner Eye Center. This is important because patients with complications from cataract surgery often require corneal transplantation for visual rehabilitation. Dr. Cohen also provides comprehensive eye care to adults, especially for the Medicare age population. Cataracts, corneal diseases, and glaucoma become more common as we grow older.

W. Craig Fowler, M.D. has extensive laser training and previously served as the associate/medical director of the FEL Laser Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center as well as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center 1992-2000. He has been awarded Best Doctors honors by Best Doctors 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and U.S. Top Ophthalmologists award by the Research Council of America 2002 and 2004 (given every two years). His research centers around laser-related wound healing. He is actively involved with eye banking on a national and international training level and is the Medical Director of the North Carolina Eye Bank. He serves as the physician chair of faculty, technician education, EBAA (Eye Bank Association of America). Dr. Fowler enjoys educating his patients and takes pride in delivering the best patient care possible. The UNC Eye Department welcomes sponsorship of his international mission work as well as his research. Dr. Fowler specializes in corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, and the latest advances in vision correction surgery. He also treats anterior segment surgical complications as well as complex anterior segment diseases and dry eye. He sees referrals from ophthalmologists, optometrists, healthcare professionals, and conventionally scheduled UNC healthcare systems patients.