The cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped tissue covering the front of the eye. Replacing the damaged or opaque cornea with a clear, healthy cornea from a donor is referred to as corneal transplant, corneal graft or Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK).
A graft replaces central corneal tissue, damaged due to a disease or an injury, with a healthy one. The eye donated to a local eye bank is used to graft the tissue.
An unhealthy cornea affects your vision by scattering or distorting light and causing blurry or glary vision. A cornea transplant may be necessary to restore your functional vision. Cornea transplants are performed routinely in our hospital. In fact, of all the tissue transplants, the most successful is a corneal transplant.
Are You a Cornea Transplant Candidate?
Corneal transplant is done in various conditions:
- Hereditary factors or corneal failure from previous surgeries
- Thinning of the cornea or irregular shape (such as with keratoconus)
- Chemical burns on the cornea or damage from an eye injury
- Excessive swelling (edema) on the cornea
Corneal transplants are performed to protect the eye’s inner structures, relieve pain, and improve vision.
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