Skip to Main ContentSkip to Footer

Cornea and External Diseases

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute offers high-quality, compassionate care to people with any type of disorder of the cornea. We treat a wide range of conditions that involve the surface of the eye, including the cornea, conjunctiva and lens.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all cornea conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Christine Shieh

Christine ShiehMD

    Cataract Surgery (Traditional and Laser), Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal Herpes, Corneal Transplantation, Keratoconus, Ophthalmology
Uyen L. Tran

Uyen L. TranMD

    Anterior Segment Surgery, Cataract Surgery (Traditional and Laser), Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal Transplantation, Keratoconus, Ophthalmology

Why Choose Cornea and External Disease Care at Vanderbilt

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • chemistry, flask, Advanced research
    Advanced technology and treatment

    You’ll get the most advanced treatment because our ophthalmologists are fellowship-trained. We use the latest techniques and technology to treat corneal diseases. For instance, our team offers the most advanced type of corneal transplant, and now uses a new non-invasive method called collagen corneal cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus. This strengthens a misshapen cornea and can prevent the need for a transplant.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our team works closely with other specialists (retina, glaucoma and oculoplastics) to make sure all your needs are met. Additionally, our cornea experts collaborate with rheumatologists to help patients whose vision may be affected by their autoimmune conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232