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's practice focuses on cataract, corneal and refractive surgery (LASIK) with a strong emphasis on laser vision correction, corneal transplantation, one-stitch corneal transplantation (DSAEK), 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 Castroveijo Society, a distinguished professional society of corneal surgeons. 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 20 years of clinical experience, fellowship training in corneal surgery, and a conservative medical philosophy. After listening to a patient's complaint and performing a thorough examination, I will typically offer patients a stepladder approach, outline therapeutic options, and let them participate in their own care."
Patient Care Emphasis
Anterior Segment Eye Surgery
Corneal Surgery and External Eye Disease
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
One-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DSAEK)
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, Castroviejo 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. 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.
Covert DJ, Koenig SB. Descemet stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in eyes with failed penetrating keratoplasty. Cornea. 2007 Jul;26(6):692-6.
Koenig SB, Covert DJ, Dupps WJ Jr, Meisler DM. Visual acuity, refractive error, and endothelial cell density six months after Descemet stripping and
automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Cornea. 2007 Jul;26(6):670-4.
Covert DJ, Koenig SB. New triple procedure: Descemet's stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty combined with phacoemulsification and
intraocular lens implantation. Ophthalmology. 2007 Jul;114(7):1272-7. Epub 2007 Apr 12.
Meisler DM, Dupps WJ Jr, Covert DJ, Koenig SB. Use of an air-fluid exchange system to promote graft adhesion during Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 May;33(5):770-2.
Koenig SB, Dupps WJ Jr, Covert DJ, Meisler DM. Simple technique to unfold the donor corneal lenticule during Descemet's stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Feb;33(2):189-90.