Drs. Aaleya Koreishi and Patricia Ple-plakon believe the more involved a patient is with their own eyecare and the more knowledgeable they are about their condition and treatment options, the better the chance of a successful treatment outcome. They partner with patients and their families with hands-on diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. For them the relationships are the best part of the job.
Meet Cornea Consultants of Texas Founder Aaleya Koreishi
The daughter of a retina specialist, Aaleya originally sought a different path for herself. But her father’s dedication and love for the field of ophthalmology ultimately drew her to follow in his footsteps. “I fell in love with the intricacy of the surgical skills and the ability to help people see, a cherished sense that is commonly taken-for-granted,” she said.
Aaleya excelled in her studies then trained at the then top-ranked residency program (The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital) and completed a fellowship at the currently top-ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami specializing in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery (LASIK). A highly-skilled surgeon, Dr. Koreishi won a cataract surgery award as a resident and speaks nationally before her fellow ophthalmologists. She has specialty training in laser vision correction surgery and a special interest in tumors of the ocular surface and incorporating the newest state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
But she’s most proud of establishing Cornea Consultants of Texas in 2013, expanding to a second location, and bringing on a like-minded partner, all in just 5 years.
Meet Patricia Ple-plakon
In college Patricia was a bit torn between her love of the biological sciences and her love of anthropology and sociology. Now as an ophthalmologist she finds her knowledge of different cultures and different people just as handy as her science knowledge. “Ophthalmology allows me to build long-term relationships with my patients, and I enjoy being able to connect with my patients and their families,” she said.
Dr. Ple-plakon completed her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center and a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, giving her formal training with complex cataracts, intraocular lens exchanges, laser refractive surgeries (LASIK and PRK), and the latest corneal transplantation surgeries.
Drs. Koreishi and Ple-plakon specialize in medical and surgical treatment of the cornea as well as cataract, refractive surgery, and the treatment of dry eyes, performing the latest surgical techniques for corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, and other corneal procedures. They both make Tarrant County their home.
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By Meredith Knight