Corneal Procedures

Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh has experience in the most difficult corneal surgeries and procedures

As a John's Hopkins fellowship trained corneal specialist, Dr. Timothy B. Cavanaugh distinguishes himself from most other laser eye surgeons by being able to perform a wide array of corneal surgeries for patients whose corneas have been damaged by disease, trauma, or heredity.


Cornea - The Basics

The human cornea is an impressive structure that is extremely important to our vision. It must be clear and smooth for our eyes to see clearly. Although the cornea has exceptional healing properties, surgery may be needed to optimize your eye's health and vision.


Full Thickness Cornea Transplants

Cavanaugh Eye Center provides you with an excellent surgeon, state-of-the-art facility, and superb pre- and post-operative care to maximize your corneal transplant outcome. We understand the experience is intimidating. Click on "more info" below for a summary of the procedure, what to expect, post-operative care, and risks involved with a full thickness corneal transplant.


DSAEK: Cornea Transplants Revolutionized

DSAEK (Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) has changed how patients are treated for certain corneal diseases and dystrophies. The procedure has assisted patients in seeing clearly with shorter recovery times versus a full thickness transplant. This section will discuss the procdure, what to expect, post-operative care, and advantages / disadvantages of DSAEK.


Amniotic Membrane Stem Cell Grafts - Rejuvenation of the Corneal Surface

Amniotic Membrane Grafts have offered hope for the most difficult corneas. These grafts have anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties that allow patients to heal better and faster than ever before. This section discusses the basics of amniotic membrane stem call grafts, how they work, candidacy, and the different types available.


Keratoconus Treatment

If you are a patient with keratoconus, you know how important it is to have several treatment options at your fingertips. We at Cavanaugh Eye Center pride ourselves in being a comprehensive keratoconus clinic offering almost every surgical and non-surgical treatment option available. This section discusses the basics of keratoconus and reviews each of the different treatment options available to you.


Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) and Superficial Keratectomy (SK)

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) and Superficial Keratectomy (SK) are utilized to treat many different types of corneal conditions, including several corneal dystrophies. Fellowship trained Dr. Cavanaugh has considerable experience managing patients with these procedures. This section discusses each of these techniques.


Payment for Corneal Surgeries

Corneal surgery can be a long-term investment in your eyesight. Cavanaugh Eye Center will work with you and your insurance company to help you navigate your coverage and benefits.


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Phone: (913) 897-9200

6200 W 135th St
Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66223

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