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CORNEAL TRANSPLANT

CORNEA – is the central part of the front of the eye. The transparent corneal surface allows the light to enter the eye, enabling us to see and normally is smooth and clear. Corneal disease, infection, or injury can damage cornea, make it cloudy which will interfere with the transmission of light through cornea, leading to poor vision.

Corneal Transplantation – also called keratoplasty, is the surgical removal of some or all of the diseased cornea and implantation of a healthy donor corneal tissue. A corneal transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea.

Alsero Tours offers comprehensive consultation and treatment of diseases of the cornea and external ocular surface (see  EYE HEALTH AND OPHTHALMOLOGY SURGERY ). Our highly qualified specialists provides evaluation and the management of all conditions related to the cornea and ocular surface, including keratoconus, corneal dystrophy, infectious keratitis, trauma, inflammatory and allergic conditions. Our state-of-art services offers the latest diagnostic capabilities and advanced surgical techniques such as corneal topography and corneal transplantation.

We offer advances in corneal transplantation, such as endothelial transplants, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasy and femtosecond laser technology that markedly improve outcomes and expand indications for what is already the most common and most successful type of human-transplant surgery.

We offer various types of corneal transplantation including:

  • Full-thickness corneal transplant or penetrating keratoplasty – traditional surgery, that involves incision through all layers of the patient’s cornea, restoring clarity by replacing all layers of the central cornea with one from donor eye.
  • Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) – selective corneal transplant procedure, indicated for patients with a corneal scar or keratoconus, who has normal endothelial cells. During the procedure instead of replacing entire cornea, only the diseased portion replaced. Moreover, because the healthy endothelial cells are not replaced, there is no risk of rejection and failure of the endothelial cells that are critical to keeping the cornea clear.
  • Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) – advanced procedure, that involves peeling off the diseased corneal endothelial cells and the Descemet membrane and replacing it with endothelial cells from a donor cornea together with a thin layer of the overlying donor corneal tissue. During the procedure the surface of the patient’s cornea isn’t touched, which allows for fewer intra- and postoperative complication, faster visual recovery and more predictable result of the surgery.
  • Penetrating and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty with a Femtosecond Laser – the most innovated approach to corneal transplantation when procedures of lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty performed with a femtosecond laser. Using ultra-fast energy pulses to make incisions in the cornea allows the surgeon to create precisely shaped incisions, so, that the transplanted tissue fits excellent into the cornea , resulting in faster visual rehabilitation, less astigmatism and stronger wound that is more resistant to traumatic opening.
  •  – procedure that is option for the patients who are not candidates for traditional corneal transplantation or who had previous failure of corneal transplant.

  

Most corneal tissue used in cornea transplants come from deceased donors and obtained from eye banks that procure the tissue from donors, evaluate and screen for healthy corneas. Unlike with other organs, such as heart or kidneys, people needing cornea transplant generally will not need to endure long waits.

In our first-class facilities corneal transplantation is usually performed under local anesthesia on day-case basis. Post-operative care will consist of the application of eye medications to the operated eye, and follow up visits to specialist. As the new cornea heals, the vision will improve. Generally patient is able to return to work 3 to 7 days after surgery. However, the total recovery time for a corneal transplant can be up to a year.

Mostly wondering questions  about of corneal transplan are corneal transplant, corneal transplant rejection, corneal trephine, corneal transplant cpt code, corneal transplant complications, corneal transplant icd 10, corneal transplant failure, corneal trauma, corneal transplant risks , you can get informatios from us. 

Typically patient will need vision correction for nearsightedness and astigmatism. During first 3 months after operation patient’s vision will fluctuate, so, it is recommended to wait that time period or until all of sutures have been removed to fill an eyeglass prescription and be fitted for contact lenses. Also after healing is complete and all stitches are removed, it is possible to undergo laser vision correction (LASIK or PRK) to improve patient’s ability to see without glasses or contact lenses.