Cornea Specialist

What is a Cornea Specialist?

A cornea specialist is an ophthalmologist that specializes in surgical and medical management of corneal disorders.  The cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye responsible for helping light enter and focus into the eye.  Disorders affecting the cornea can result in significant reduction in vision.  Common corneal disorders include keratoconus, abrasions, Fuch’s dystrophy, pterygium, infectious ulcers, visually significant scars, chemical burns, ocular surface cancers and neoplasia, and recurrent corneal erosions among others.

A cornea specialist has completed at least one year of additional fellowship training in cornea following a three year medical residency in ophthalmology after finishing medical school.

Farhan Irshad Ophthalmologist

Meet Dr. Irshad

Meet Dr. Farhan Irshad, a leading cornea specialist in Austin and a proud team member of Eye Clinic of Austin.  He utilizes the latest technology and provides expertise in treating cornea patients in our community.

Dr. Irshad also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Tulane Medical Center and as affiliate faculty at Dell Medical School. He currently serves on the medical advisory board at Southern Eye Bank and on the Medical Executive Committee at the Medical Park Tower ambulatory surgery center.

As featured in Austin Monthly, Dr. Irshad has earned the Top Doctor in Ophthalmology recognition. and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons.

Awards & Recognition

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Awards & Recognition

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Testimonials

Cataract Surgery Patient 7

“He has the best bedside manner, his staff is wonderful, and I’m so glad I did it with him — he’s great.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 6

“The surgery was miraculous! I mean, as soon as he was through, I could already see better. I just can’t say it enough — I’m so happy with it.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 5

“When I got the surgery, even as my eyes were healing, I noticed things were very vivid, very clear.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 4

“The surgery with Dr. Irshad was like nothing. It was over so quickly! I didn’t have to do anything except just lay there and it was really easy.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 3

“Your eyes are pretty precious and you have to trust the people that are going to be working on them, and definitely the group here is great.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient

“My vision is totally clear. I can see everything. Everything is just plain as day... It was effortless. Everything went so smoothly.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 2

"The whole world is a lot crisper and clearer and more beautiful to me right now... The whole practice is just professional and wonderful to deal with and completely gave me confidence. I’ve sent a few people over here already. I rave about this place."

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