Your Guide to Corneal Transplant

shutterstock_104988671The cornea is one of the most vital parts of our eyes. This clear, round tissue is responsible for allowing light to enter the eye from the front. When the cornea becomes severely damaged or diseased, eyesight can be distorted due to the blockage of light’s normal path into the eye. This prevents light from focusing normally on the eye’s retina, which is responsible for a person’s vision. This may result in significant vision loss.

Corneal transplant: restoring your best vision


Fortunately, there is an effective surgery to correct this condition — a corneal transplant. This procedure is done by removing the affected tissue in the eye and replacing it with a healthy cornea, which is acquired from a deceased donor. This is the most common type of transplant surgery in the U.S., with as many as 46,000 corneas being transplanted yearly. The surgery provides a very high success rate, as well, giving hope to patients who wish to restore or improve their eyesight.


Can I benefit from a corneal transplant?


There are many persistent corneal diseases or infections that can create irreversible corneal damage. A corneal transplant can benefit patients with conditions that cannot be successfully corrected by other known therapies. Such conditions include corneal scars, chemical burns to the eye, severe traumatic injury that has pierced through or cut the cornea, severe corneal ulcers, keratoconus, bullous keratopathy, Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy, or a rejection or failure of a previous corneal transplant.


If you have any of these conditions, it is best to have a consultation with a qualified eye doctor or eye care facility in order to confirm your eligibility for the procedure.


Corneal transplant in Wailuku


Have your eyes checked by the best eye care clinic in town. Schedule an appointment with us at Aloha Eye Clinic today by calling (808) 877-3984. We would love to hear from you!

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