Cornea Fellowship

WVU Eye Institute offers a one year fellowship position in cornea and external disease. As a referral center for the state of West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, and western Maryland, there is a tremendous amount of complex corneal disease managed at the Eye Institute. There are currently three attending corneal specialists at the Eye Institute; Lingo Lai, MD, Lee Wiley, MD and Thomas Mauger MD., with a fourth attending being added in 2020.


The fellowship provides extensive “hands-on” surgery and offers clinical opportunities in an academic setting. The fellow should expect to encounter the full range of corneal disease and surgeries including PK, DALK, microkeratome-assisted ALK, DSAEK, DMEK, K Pro, ocular surface reconstruction, standard LASIK / PRK as well as topography-guided treatments, intracorneal rings, and corneal crosslinking. The fellow is a member of faculty, functioning as an instructor and mentor to residents and medical students. The fellow is also an active collaborator with all of our subspecialty teams here at the Eye Institute.


The fellow can take advantage of Morgantown which is a unique place with amenities usually found in much larger cities but with the feel of a smaller one. West Virginia offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities and many cultural events. WVU Medicine is growing with a new Children’s Hospital and expanded outpatient facilities currently being constructed throughout West Virginia. The Eye Institute is growing in terms of faculty space, trainees, research and patient volume.


It is a great place to work and continue your education. Click here to see all the advantages of Morgantown.