Mayo Clinic's approach


At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor your care to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.


Mayo Clinic eye surgeons, also called ophthalmologists, have training in cornea surgery in addition to general ophthalmology. Mayo Clinic doctors perform around 200 cornea transplants each year.


Ophthalmologists at Mayo Clinic offer the most current technology and most advanced treatment options available for cornea transplant, including full-thickness cornea transplant and partial-thickness cornea transplant.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked high performing for ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Clinical trials

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Nov. 03, 2022
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