Patients and doctors worldwide trust Parker Cornea for the most complex procedures.

Parker Cornea is the only eye center in Alabama dedicated to the treatment of corneal disease, especially the most difficult cases. Internationally, the practice has a reputation for performing the newest and more technically challenging procedures, designed to be safer and more effective than standard surgical techniques.

There’s something about Dr. Parker that said, this is the doctor I really want to see.

Miriam Fauth suffered from a painful and blinding corneal disease for years. Previous surgeries had all failed. Then, Miriam journeyed more than 500 miles from Raleigh, NC, to Birmingham, AL, where she met Dr. John Parker, and everything began to change.

State-of-the-Art Institute for the Treatment of Corneal Diseases

Parker Cornea is excited to announce the groundbreaking of our state-of-the-art corneal institute in Birmingham, Alabama. This facility will be one-of-a-kind in our region, and is expected to open summer 2022.

Books for Doctors

Parker Cornea specialists have written and published the books below especially for doctors and surgeons performing the specialized procedures for which we’re known.

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Jack Parker MD
Jack Parker MD

Books for Patients

Parker Cornea specialists have written and published the books below especially for patients who have questions about a particular procedure.

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Jack Parker MD

News and Research

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Surgeons weigh merits of transplant techniques for unstable corneas

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Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS…

Precut, prestained tissue segments may be advantageous in keratoconus surgery

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Short learning curve results in success with pinhole pupilloplasty

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VIDEO: Difficult postoperative conversations with patients

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Optimize DMEK graft size by preoperative recipient white-to-white measurement

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From Healios June 18, 2021 Recently, Descemet’s membrane…
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Success reported with office-based DMEK

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Article originally published on Healio, Nov. 16, 2021. Office-based…

Abandoning stamp can make DMEK better

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S- or F-stamping donor tissue for Descemet’s membrane endothelial…

Ring of trypan blue aids visualization in DMEK

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When starting with Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty,…

Surgeon offers tips to avoid straight haptic during lens implantation

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Hear from Our Patients

Corneal Edema Cured by DMEK Surgery, Restoring Sight in Miriam Fauth

Corneal edema caused Miriam Fauth to suffer from pain and loss of vision for many years, affecting the life she deeply loved. After receiving a DMEK corneal transplant from Parker Cornea, Miriam no longer takes her sight for granted and takes extra moments to really see the world around her.

DMEK Surgery for Fuchs Dystrophy Gives Dr. Coefield His Life Back

When Fuchs dystrophy began to steal the life that Dr. Coefield built, he opted for sight-saving DMEK surgery by Dr. Jack Parker of Parker Cornea. This corneal transplant restored Dr. Coefield’s eyesight and cured his disease.

Surgicube lets patients take advantage of in-office surgery

Parker Cornea is the only ophthalmology practice in the U.S. utilizing the state-of-the-art Surgicube to perform in-office surgeries.