Steven B. Koenig, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Phone: (414) 955-2020
FAX: (414) 955-6300
The Eye Institute
925 N. 87th St.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226
Dr. Koenig joined the faculty of the Eye Institute in 1983 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1988. His practice includes cataract, corneal and refractive surgery (LASIK) with a strong emphasis on laser vision correction, one-stitch corneal transplantation (DSAEK & DMEK) and no-stitch cataract surgery (learn more on his website). He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, has received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and was elected to the Cornea Society, a distinguished professional society of corneal surgeons. Dr. Koenig has served as a scientific referee for all the major ophthalmology journals and has served as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been at the forefront of new corneal transplantation techniques such as DSAEK and has published extensively in this area, having nearly 100 articles published in the scientific literature.
Dr. Koenig has participated in the training of a number of ophthalmologists and corneal surgeons and has been repeatedly selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Koenig recently stated, “As an ophthalmologist, I am frequently consulted by other doctors about the need for surgical correction of various eye diseases. In advising patients, I draw upon my 30 years of clinical experience, fellowship training in corneal surgery, and a conservative medical philosophy. After listening to patients complaints and performing a thorough examination, I will typically offer patients a step-ladder approach, outline therapeutic options, and allow them to participate in their own care.”
Patient Care Emphasis
No Stitch Cataract Surgery (Standard IOL, ReSTOR Multifocal IOL & Toric Astigmatism Correcting IOL)
One-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DSAEK & DMEK)
Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
Refractive Surgery (LASIK & PRK)
Honors and Society Memberships
Listed in Best Doctors in America 1996-present
Listed in Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors, 2012
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Cornea Society
Member, Eye Bank Association of America
Member, Midwest Cornea Association
Member, International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty
Phi Beta Kappa
MD, Cornell University Medical School, New York, NY
Post Graduate Training
Internship, Dartmouth-Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH
Residency, Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Fellowship, Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Louisiana State University Eye Center, New Orleans, LA
Koenig SB. Long-term corneal clarity after spontaneous repair of an iatrogenic descemetorhexis in a patient with Fuchs dystrophy. Cornea. 2013 Jun;32(6):886-8.
Koenig SB. Delayed massive suprachoroidal hemorrhage after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2011 Jul;30(7):818-9.
Koenig SB. A simple technique to improve centration during trephination of the donor lenticula in DSAEK. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Jul-Aug;41(4):485-6.
Koenig SB. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in the phakic eye. Cornea. 2010 May;29(5):531-3.
Kumar RL, Koenig SB, Covert DJ. Corneal sensation after Descemet stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2010 Jan;29(1):13-8.
Covert DJ, Henry CR, Koenig SB. Intraocular lens power selection in the second eye of patients undergoing bilateral, sequential cataract extraction.
Ophthalmology. 2010 Jan;117(1):49-54. Epub 2009 Oct 7.
Koenig SB, McDermott ML, Simons KB. Nonimmunologic graft failure after Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) for presumed amantadine-induced corneal edema. Eye Contact Lens. 2009 Jul;35(4):209-11.
Koenig SB, Wirostko WJ, Fish RI, Covert DJ. Candida keratitis after Descemet stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2009 May;28(4):471-3.
Koenig SB. Bilateral recurrent self-induced keratoconus. Eye Contact Lens. 2008 Nov;34(6):343-4.
Koenig SB, Meisler DM, Dupps WJ, Rubenstein JB, Kumar R. External refinement of the donor lenticule position during descemet's stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2008 Nov-Dec;39(6):522-3.
Koenig SB, Covert DJ. Epithelial ingrowth after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2008 Jul;27(6):727-9.