The cornea is the clear covering in the front of the eye that refracts light rays as they enter the eye.
For clear vision to occur, the cornea must have the correct shape and clarity to focus the incoming rays precisely on the retina at the back of the eye.
When the cornea becomes cloudy or misshapen from injury, infection, or disease, your ophthalmologist may recommend a corneal transplant.
How Corneal Transplants Work
Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is an outpatient procedure that involves replacing the damaged cornea with a healthy one from a donor (usually through an eye bank).
Keratoplasty is a low-risk procedure — it is the most common type of transplant surgery and has the highest success rate.
We offer different kinds of keratoplasty including:
- Full thickness Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)
- Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
- Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
Your corneal surgeon will recommend the best procedure for your particular condition.