Dr Kasey Pierson is a board certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist. His practice focuses on state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of numerous eye diseases. He has extensive experience with routine and complex cataract surgery including placement of the latest intraocular lenses to reduce spectacle dependence. Focusing on the cornea, Dr. Pierson has expertise in the treatment of dry eye disease, corneal dystrophies, as well as performing traditional and partial thickness corneal transplantation (DSAEK/DMEK/DALK).
Hailing from the west coast, Dr. Pierson graduated with honors from Arizona State University before completing medical school at the University of Arizona. His Ophthalmology residency was at The Medical College of Virginia where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Pierson then completed a Cornea/Anterior Segment Fellowship at the prestigious Cincinnati Eye Institute, where he trained directly under a world-renowned specialist, Dr. Edward Holland.
Dr. Pierson is also an accomplished clinical scientist with a multitude of publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has authored book chapters focusing on corneal transplants, limbal stem cell transplants, and cicatrizing conjunctival disease. Because of this background, he has been asked to present a variety of lectures at national conferences.
On the philanthropic side, Dr. Pierson volunteers with multiple free care clinics. Working as a member of the Order of St. John, Dr. Pierson helps provide care through the Jerusalem Eye Hospital, a large charitable clinic in the Middle East.
In his free time, Dr. Pierson enjoys exploring local festivals, sporting events, and concerts with his fiancée, Lauren. He also partakes in basketball, baseball, tennis, and snowboarding.