The People of Ophthalmology


Peter KastlPeter R. Kastl, MD, PhD
Cornea, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Kastl is a professor of ophthalmology and adjunct professor of biochemistry at Tulane. His areas of clinical expertise include cataract, refractive, and corneal surgery, which he performs and teaches to residents and fellows. His subspecialty research interest is contact lens technology and fitting. He has taught lens fitting all over the world, and he specializes in difficult fittings, such as for keratoconus, high astigmatism, and post-refractive surgery. Dr. Kastl also is a Registered Parliamentarian.

He served as president of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO) in 2003, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of Contact Lenses: The CLAO Guide to Basic Science and Clinical Practice, the 900+ page book published by CLAO. Dr. Kastl is a member of several organizations, including a fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the medical school honor society. Dr. Kastl offers LASIK to his patients as a complement to contact lens wear. If a patient becomes lens-intolerant, refractive surgery offers an alternate option for vision correction.

In addition, Dr. Kastl has started a Tulane initiative in implanting INTACS in keratoconus patients. Previously, lens-intolerant keratoconus patients have had few options beyond corneal transplantation.

To view Dr. Kastl's curriculum vitae, click here.


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