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Des Moines Eye Surgeons
5901 Westown Parkway
Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266

5901 Westown Parkway, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

E. Michael Sarno, M.D.

West Des Moines Ophthalmologist

E. Michael Sarno, M.D.

Education and Credentials

Johns Hopkins University
University of Iowa Medical School
University of Kansas (internship, residencies in internal medicine and ophthalmology)
Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, University of Southern California (fellowship in corneal diseases and surgery)

Recognition and Achievements

Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Developed new techniques for corneal transplants, laser treatment of corneal infections and treating nearsightedness

Initiated the corneal transplant program at Mercy and the Surgery Center of Des Moines

Among first ophthalmologists in Iowa to perform radial keratotomy (surgery to correct nearsightedness)

Coordinator at Mercy Hospital Medical Center for development of EXCIMER laser surgery program to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism

Past chief of Ophthalmology Department at Mercy

Clinical instructor at the USC School of Medicine, teaching fellow ophthalmologists advanced techniques in corneal surgery, cataract surgery, and lens implantation.

Medical Staff Member:

Surgery Center of Des Moines – West
Mercy Medical Center- Des Moines
UnityPoint Hospital – Des Moines