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Corneal Transplant

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Corneal Transplant

Corneas used for transplantation have been donated to the eye bank from a deceased person. All corneas are carefully screened and prepared by the eye bank. Most doctors advise putting drops for a year in your eye after surgery to prevent rejection of the transplant. Stitches may remain in your cornea for a while in some cases. The overall success rate of a corneal transplant is about 85%. Doctors Vision returns very gradually after surgery. The healing may vary greatly from one patient to another. Glasses or contact lenses are still necessary after most corneal transplants.

Corneal transplantation is suggested in a number of corneal disorders like:

  • Advanced Keratoconus
  • Corneal Swelling
  • Corneal Scars
  • Corneal dystrophies

There are a number of different surgical options:

  • Full thickness
  • Partial thickness
  • Laser assisted modalities

VissionTip : All patients with corneal transplants are different. A full evaluation is necessary to arrive at a proper plan for vision correction.

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