Corneal Associates, PC
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5109
The Corneal Associates at Wills Eye Institute are devoted to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of cornea and external diseases of the eye. A large part of our practice is devoted to the treatment of keratoconus. We also perform cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and multifocal lens surgery, and treat dry eyes, corneal dystrophy, and other disorders and diseases of the eye.
Lastly, through our Corneal Fellowship Program, our physicians teach tomorrow’s corneal specialists to provide care of the highest standard while treating patients and their families with compassion and respect.
Wills Eye Institute has recently acquired the Galilei™ diagnostic tool, manufactured by SIS Surgical Instrument Systems Ltd. This diagnostic instrument provides three-dimensional analysis of the eye’s anterior segment and superior measurement of the topography of the cornea. It is a high-precision optical system invaluable to the corneal specialists and refractive surgeons at Wills Eye Institute.
Dr. Christopher J. Rapuano
Dr. Rapuano is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in corneal diseases and has a special interest in refractive surgery. As a corneal specialist, he feels particularly skilled in LASIK surgery, which involves the reshaping of the cornea, and takes pride in decreasing the risk of LASIK complications by effectively determining who is and who is not a good candidate for the procedure.
Dr. Kristin M. Hammersmith
Dr. Hammersmith joined Corneal Associates in 2003 and directs our Corneal Fellowship Program. She is interested in the study of severe ocular surface diseases such as dry eye, blepharitis, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, and recurrent erosion syndrome. In addition, she is an expert in the performance of the Boston Keratoprosthesis artifical corneal transplant.
Dr. Parveen K. Nagra
Dr. Nagra grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended the University of Michigan for both her undergraduate and medical school studies in the 7 year B.S.- M.D. program. She then returned to Philadelphia and Wills Eye for her Ophthalmology Residency, where she was co chief resident and her Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship with Drs. Rapuano and Hammersmith. She stayed at Wills as a cornea attending for 2 years following her fellowship and then moved to Kentucky. We are excited to announce that she has come home to Philadelphia and joined Corneal Associates at Wills Eye Institute.
She is a highly skilled Corneal, Cataract and Refractive surgeon, and a compassionate physician. She has been a great addition to our practice and to the Wills Eye community of physicians.