Cornea and External Disease

The surface of your eye can be affected and damaged in a number of ways, including chemical injuries, hereditary conditions, new tissue growths, infections and blunt force trauma, leading vision impairment or loss. Eye experts and researchers at our Jones Eye Institute have a complete understanding of these conditions and utilize the latest in technology and procedures to protect your vision.

In some cases, a corneal transplant may be the only hope for restored vision. Our Jones Eye Institute is renowned for this service, and when the cornea is removed and replaced with healthy donor tissue, it comes from the on-site Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory, which serves the entire state and is one of the most heavily supported in the nation.

For diagnosis and treatment of an array of corneal diseases and conditions that can ultimately have a lasting affect on your quality of vision, you can trust the top specialists and state-of-the-art equipment at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. Led by Dr. David B. Warner, director of cornea service in the Department of Ophthalmology in the UAMS College of Medicine, the experts at Jones Eye Institute offer the latest cornea treatments.

If you’re seeking quality care that comes from the cutting edge of research and technology, the Jones Eye Institute understands the importance of protecting and restoring your vision. Please contact us for additional information on our cornea services at UAMS.


  • Partial Thickness Cornea Transplant
  • Full-thickness Cornea  Transplants (Keratoconus, Scars)
  • Pterygium Removal
  • Ocular Surface Tumors
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Superficial Keratectomy

Cornea Specialtists

Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D.
Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D.
David Warner, M.D
David B. Warner, M.D.