Information About Cornea Services

Good vision starts with a healthy cornea or the transparent outer layer of our eyes. Triangle Eye Institute can improve your eye health and ability to see things clearly in Bakersfield, CA with several procedures. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Yaplee can perform a corneal transplant to replace a damaged or abnormal cornea with one from a donor. We can also diagnose and treat a pterygium (a benign growth) that can advance into the cornea. Learn about our state-of-the-art techniques by calling our office for an eye appointment today.



A pterygium (also called surfer’s eye) is a benign, triangular-shaped growth on the eye that may be caused by overexposure to UV rays, wind, or sand.


Corneal Transplant

Our ophthalmologist performs corneal transplant (keratoplasty) surgeries to replace a diseased, damaged, or scarred cornea with human donor tissue.

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MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) is a collection of advanced surgical procedures that treat glaucoma by reducing pressure within the eye.

DURYSTA™ Injections

DURYSTA is an implanted medicine delivery system that is injected into the eye in order to reduce the intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma.

Laser Iridotomy

Laser iridotomy is a standard procedure that works through a targeted beam of light to treat and help prevent the onset of closed-angle glaucoma.


A trabeculectomy relieves glaucoma symptoms by creating a small opening in the eye wall, which lets fluid drain and helps reduce intraocular pressure.


Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) treats glaucoma and helps prevent optic nerve damage by improving drainage and relieving pressure in the eye.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.