Corneal Transplants are designed for an individual whose vision cannot be corrected to a satisfactory level by glasses, contact lenses or other surgeries. Typically, poor vision caused by a cornea in this condition is a result of corneal failure after another eye surgery, Keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy or scarring following an injury to the eye.
Another alternative surgery you may wish to discuss with your doctor is known as Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty or DSAEK. Unlike corneal transplantation, where the entire cornea is replaced, DSAEK only replaces the damaged cell layer. This typically allows for quicker healing and recovery time than that for corneal transplantation. You and your doctor will be able to determine if DSAEK or a Corneal Transplant is the right alternative for you.
If you believe you are a candidate for a corneal transplant, please call our office to schedule a consultation. If after the initial consultation, our physicians determine this is the best course of action for you, we will put you on a waiting list for a donor cornea. Typically the wait to receive your donor cornea is not long. Once the donor cornea has become available, it will be checked thoroughly by our physicians for clarity and your surgery visit will be scheduled. The surgery is performed at our center on an outpatient basis.
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