Vision Care for Complicated Eye Diseases

Vision Care for Complicated Eye DiseasesPatients and physicians alike look to the Eye Institute for help with the most complicated eye diseases. We are passionate about eyesight. Whether it's a child born with eye problems, an adult dealing with vision challenges, a worker recovering from an eye-damaging accident or a senior facing the problems of aging — we are committed to preserving, improving and restoring our patients' vision.

Vision Care by Specialty

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  Comprehensive Ophthalmology

The physicians, optometrists, and staff of the Eye Institute provide the most comprehensive eye care in southeastern Wisconsin, from routine check-ups to emergency care and from the most advanced eye surgery to proven rehabilitation techniques. Our team includes specialists and subspecialists for the entire range of eye conditions.

Bhavna P. Sheth, MD
Kenneth B. Simons, MD
Geoffrey O. Wilkes, MD

  Cornea Disorders

The Eye Institute offers clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the cornea. We provide patients with a variety of surgical and medical options for treating pediatric and adult cataracts, corneal disorders (Fuchs’ dystrophy, corneal edema and corneal scarring) as well as refractive errors (myopia and astigmatism)

Steven B. Koenig, MD

  Oculoplastic Surgery

Treatment for the structures that support and protect the eye-the eyelids, the eye socket, the muscles that move the eyes, the soft tissues that surround the eyes, and the tear system that helps keep the eyes moist. These structures can be affected by injuries, infections, inflammations, tumors, congenital anomalies and problems related to aging. The oculoplastic surgeons at the Eye Institute combine in-depth knowledge of the eye with expertise in reconstructive surgery to treat a broad range of conditions: eyelid abnormalities, eye socket injuries, tear system disorders, and facial muscles.

Neda Esmali, MD
Gregory J. Griepentrog, MD
Gerald J. Harris, MD
Sang H. Hong, MD
Timothy S. Wells, MD


The Eye Institute provides comprehensive evaluation and management of glaucoma, a group of diseases in which too-high pressure inside the eyeball can gradually damage the nerve that connects the eye to the brain leading to blindness.

Edward M. Barnett, MD, PhD
Dale K. Heuer, MD
James C. Robinson, MD
Sarwat Salim, MD


Treatments include the optic nerves, the muscles moving the eyes and extensive regions in the brain and brainstem that provide for the conscious experience of vision and coordinate the joint movements of our eyes.

Sang, H. Hong, MD
Bernd F. Remler, MD
Andrea Stahulak, MD
Ryan D. Walsh, MD

  Eye and Orbital Cancer Program

Cancerous tumors—both benign and malignant—can develop in several sites within the eyes and surrounding structures, including the retina, the vitreous, the uveal tract, the cornea, the conjunctiva, the eye socket and the eyelids.

Neda Esmali, MD
Gregory J. Griepentrog, MD
Gerald J. Harris, MD
Sang H. Hong, MD
Timothy S. Wells, MD
William J. Wirostko, MD

  Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

Strabismus is defined as misalignment of the eyes. It is commonly termed wandering eye, crossed eye, or lazy eye.

Deborah M. Costakos, MD, MS
Alexander J. Khammar, MD
Iris S. Kassem, MD, PhD

  Refractive Surgery/LASIK

Many people who suffer from nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism are able to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses by undergoing refractive surgery.

Steven B. Koenig, MD


  Retina and Vitreous Surgery

When a person is experiencing retina or vitreous problems, they may notice floaters and flashes, decreased vision, blurred or distorted vision or they may have no symptoms at all. Currently, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are the leading causes of blindness in the United States. A retinal specialist may be consulted to provide optimal care of such conditions.

Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Dennis P. Han, MD
Judy E. Kim, MD
Kimberly E. Stepien, MD
David V. Weinberg, MD
William J. Wirostko, MD

  Vision Rehabilitation

An important part of the Eye Institute’s mission is to teach patients how to function with low vision. The emphasis is on helping patients make the most of their remaining sight and maintain or regain a higher quality of life.

Scott E. Robison, OD

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