Parker Cornea Observership Program

Join us at Parker Cornea, where the pursuit of excellence in corneal care is at the heart of everything we do. We invite you to participate in our esteemed Observership Program, offering a unique opportunity to learn from two of the foremost experts in the field of ophthalmology, Drs. Jack and John Parker.

Learn from the Best

Drs. Jack and John Parker are renowned for their unparalleled expertise in corneal surgery. With years of experience and a commitment to using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, they have set the standard for corneal care.

Your Experience

Our Observership Program is designed to provide a comprehensive and immersive learning experience in our state-of-the-art facility. As an observer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shadow Drs. Jack and John Parker: Gain first-hand insight into the daily operations of a high-volume corneal practice.
  • Observe Advanced Surgical Techniques: Witness cutting-edge procedures and learn about the latest innovations and techniques in corneal surgery.
  • Participate in Case Discussions: Engage in in-depth discussions about complex cases and treatment strategies.
  • Access to State-of-the-Art Equipment: Experience the latest technology and equipment in diagnosing and treating advanced corneal disease.

Specialized Procedures

At Parker Cornea, our expertise extends to a wide range of advanced corneal procedures done in high-volume at our office. During your observership, you will have the unique opportunity to observe and learn about the following surgeries:

  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK): A highly precise and minimally invasive corneal transplant technique that replaces the diseased endothelial layer.
  • Corneal Allogenic Intrastromal Ring Segments (CAIRS): A novel procedure for keratoconus that involves inserting intrastromal ring segments to stabilize the cornea.
  • Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK): A partial-thickness corneal transplant that preserves the patient’s own endothelial cells, reducing the risk of rejection.
  • Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP): A full-thickness corneal transplant procedure for patients with severe corneal disease.
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro): An artificial cornea used in patients with severe corneal opacities not amenable to traditional corneal transplants.

In-Office Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend one full month for each observership program, however, we understand that not all physicans can be away from home for that long. For that reason, we also offer programs that are 1-, 2- and 3-weeks long.

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