Corneal Graft Surgery

What types of conditions will benefit from Corneal Graft Surgery?

The cornea is a clear tissue made of collagen that covers the front of the eye. Along with the crystalline lens, it is responsible for the accurate bending of light rays onto the retina which gives us a clear image. Corneas that are cloudy due to disease, trauma, or genetic distortion (keratoconus) may benefit with grafting.

What does the procedure involve?

Corneal Graft Surgery is done by removing the damaged cornea and replacing it with a healthy one. During the transplant the defective cornea is replaced by an identical piece of the same size from a donor and held in place by sutures. These sutures are painless and almost invisible.

Grafts can be full thickness to correct conditions such as Keratoconus or Deep Lamellar (partial – DSAEK graft) to treat the back surface only which is defective. This partial graft helps patients with cloudy corneas who suffer from Bullous Keratopathy.

What equipment is used?

We use the most advanced technology for custom corneal Laser treatments (Schwind topographic analyser).

What are the benefits

Corneal Graft Surgery is one of the most common and successful transplants done and modern techniques are improving all the time.

  

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