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Jack Parker

Jack Parker MD, PhD

Secretary and Director of Melles Research Fund; Cornea Specialist at Parker Cornea, Birmingham, Alabama, and NIIOS-USA, San Diego, California

Jack Parker is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the treatment of keratoconus and Fuchs dystrophy. He is currently the only U.S. eye surgeon fellowship trained at NIIOS -- the Dutch institution that developed modern corneal lamellar surgery (DMEK, DSEK, and Bowman layer transplantation). Jack’s PhD thesis Recent Innovations in Minimally Invasive Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty was co-promoted by Dr. Gerrit Melles and Dr. Martine Jager and was accepted by Leiden University on July 4, 2017. Jack currently serves on the board of Directors of NIIOS USA.


Dr. Parker has no relevant financial disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Update on Bowman Layer Transplantation