Keratoplasty (Cornea Transplant)

The corneal transplant is a surgical procedure to replace part of the cornea with corneal tissues from a donor. This process is sometimes called the cornea. The cornea is the transparent surface of the eye that takes the shape of a dome, through which the light enters the eye, and it is a large part of the eye’s ability to see clearly.

Corneal transplant may lead to:
  • Restore vision
  • Reducing pain
  • Improving the shape of the
  • damaged or infected cornea

Doctors often resort to a corneal cultivation to restore the ability to see to the patient with damage to the cornea. Corneal implants can also relieve pain or other symptoms associated with corneal diseases.

The cornea transplant can treat a number of diseases, including:
  • The cornea that enlarges abroad, or the cornea is invaded.
  • Fox, which is a genetic sick.
  • The cornea is upgraded or torn.
  • The cornea is delegated caused by an infection or injury.
  • Corneal swelling.
  • Corneal ulcers that do not respond to medical treatment.
  • Complications resulting from previous eye surgery.

Corneal cultivation is relatively safe. However, it involves a slight possibility of serious complications such as:

Eye infection.
Increased pressure inside the eyeball, what is called blue water.
Problems caused by the surgical threads used to install the donor cornea.
Refuse the donor’s cornea.
Network problems, such as retinal detachment or swelling.

Most people who are undergoing corneal transplant recover at least. What you can expect after planting the cornea depends on your health condition and the cause of surgery.

The risk of complications and the rejection of the cornea lasts for years after planting it. For this reason, you should visit the ophthalmologist annually. The cornea rejection of the medications can often be treated.

Correct vision after surgery

Initially, you may feel the vision worse than it was before surgery, as your eye needs some time to adapt to the new cornea. The vision can take several months.

It may take a few weeks to heal the outer layer of the cornea. When he heals, the ophthalmologist will make some adjustments that will improve vision, such as:

Correcting non -leveling in the cornea. Surgical stitches may cause the donor’s cornea in place inside your eye lack of consistency in the surface of the cornea, and this unequal surface may cause a deviation that makes the vision be foggy. The doctor may treat a deviation of vision by deciphering some surgical stitches.
Correct vision problems. Refraction errors can be corrected, such as nearsightedness and the length of view. The doctor may recommend wearing glasses or adhesive lenses, or it may be recommended to perform laser eye surgery in some cases.