Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Kornmehl is a Boston laser eye surgery/ LASIK specialist. He has comprehensive education and experience in refractive surgery. He is recognized throughout Boston and the United States for his expertise in Custom LASIK Surgery, PRK, LASEK, Conductive Keratoplasty (CK Surgery) and other forms of refractive surgery.

Ernest W. Kornmehl, M.D.,F.A.C.S. completed his Ophthalmology Residency and Chief Residency at the Yale Eye Center, Yale School of Medicine, followed by a Heed Fellowship in Corneal Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He served as the Director of the Novatec Laser Surgery Program for Nearsightedness at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology, Tufts School of Medicine and served as a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has been listed as Boston Magazine's Top Ophthalmologist/ LASIK surgeon nine years in a row and has been selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America and to Castle and Connolly's America's Top Doctors 10 years in a row. Dr. Kornmehl has been selected by US News Report and World Report as one of the top 1% of Ophthalmologists in the country.

Dr. Kornmehl serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, served on the executive board and is a past president of Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, served as president of Boston Aid to the Blind, as a member of the Patient Education Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and as an appointee by the governor of Massachusetts to the Commission for the Blind.

Dr. Kornmehl is the developer of the Kornmehl Lasik System, specialized instruments used during the Lasik procedure. These instruments are used by refractive surgeons around the world. Dr. Kornmehl is also the co-developer of S-K (Swinger- Kornmehl) Solution used to reduce corneal swelling.

Dr. Kornmehl lectures nationally and internationally, has authored numerous scientific publications and chapters in the textbooks, serves on the editorial board and is an Associate Editor of Ophthalmology Times, served on the editorial board of Eyenet, an official publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is the author of the best-selling book Lasik- A Guide to Laser Vision Correction, has held several research grants from the National Institutes of Health and has developed a method of transforming skin into corneal tissue. Dr. Kornmehl has taught surgery for nearsightedness and astigmatism at the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1987.

Dr. Kornmehl has been quoted in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Healthnews/The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Vogue Magazine, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Mademoiselle, People Magazine, Shape Magazine, Health and Wellness Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, Parenting Magazine, and has appeared on the front page of USA Today. He has been interviewed by CBS Evening News/Healthwatch, CNN, WBTV56, WCVBTV, WBZTV, World News Tonight and the Today Show.


Corneal Conditions

Corneal conditions can be caused by a variety of reasons, including infections, degenerations, and genetics. The talented corneal specialists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons understand the inconvenience and discomfort of corneal conditions and work meticulously to offer patients high quality care.

Laser Vision Correction

LASIK or Laser in-Situ Keratornileusis treats refractive errors by removing corneal tissue beneath the surface of the cornea. This procedure combines the accuracy of the excimer laser with the benefits of Lamellar Keratoplasty (LK). Laser eye surgery specialist Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is recognized for his expertise in vision correction surgery, including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CK Surgery. He performs custom wavefront LASIK at his local Laser Center.

Dry Eyes

The eye depends on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even spreading; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection. These components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When there is an imbalance in this tear system, a person may experience dry eyes.

Eye Exams

Routine thorough eye exams are a valuable aspect of maintaining good eye health. The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons utilize some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to test for potential vision problems, as well as enhance patients' vision.

Contact Lens Fitting

Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. These are called refractive errors. They may also be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts. Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea. Correct design and fitting of the lenses are essential for comfort, safety, and accurate correction.