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Scott A. Wagenberg, MD, is part of the Cole Eye Institute at Hillcrest Hospital. He was in private practice at Hillcrest Hospital from 2000-2010. He joined the Cole Eye Institute in 2010.
Dr. Wagenberg earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan. He did an ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University. He completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Corneal Consultants of Indianapolis. He was board certified in Ophthalmology in 2001.
Dr. Wagenberg specializes in diseases and surgery of the cornea. He is at the leading edge of corneal transplantation including endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and penetrating keratoplasty. He has helped to design a keratome for the purpose of preparing corneal tissue for endothelial keratoplasty. He has lectured at regional, national and international corneal conferences. He has performed live surgery at an international corneal conference. In addition to his interest in corneal transplantation, he has an interest in ocular surface reconstruction including the use of amniotic membrane for the repair of the corneal surface.
In addition, to his interest in corneal diseases and surgery, Dr. Wagenberg also practices comprehensive ophthalmology including the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, contact lens fitting, dry eye, and infections and inflammation of the eye.
Dr. Wagenberg is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Corneal Society. He is listed in "The Best Doctors in America."
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