Cornea & External Disease

Loyola Ophthalmology offers medical and surgical management of a wide variety of diseases of the cornea, conjunctiva, and anterior segment. Loyola has 2 fellowship trained cornea specialists who have expertise in:

  • High-risk corneal transplantation
  • Surgical management of severe ocular surface disease including
    • Stem cell transplantation
    • Amniotic membrane transplantation
  • Severe dry eye, blepharitis
  • Corneal infection
  • Keratoconus
  • Therapeutic contact lens fitting (through the Contact Lens Service)
  • Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery
  • Pterygium

Diagnostic Services Include:

  • Corneal topography and corneal thickness (Orbscan)
  • Pachymetry
  • Immunohisto pathological diagnosis of ocular surface disease (cicatricial pemphigoid, corneal intraepithelial neoplasia)
  • Anterior segment digital photography
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Corneal Tomography


Charles S. Bouchard, MD

Chairman of Ophthalmology

Clinical Expertise

  • Corneal Disease and LASIK Surgery,
  • Corneal Transplantation (Low and High Risk)
  • Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease

Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Roshni Vasaiwala, MD

Assistant Professor


  • Cornea
  • Refractive Surgery


Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital