A surgical operation in which the affected corneal tissue is surgically removed and replaced with donor corneal tissue.
This is a surgical operation in which the affected corneal tissue is surgically removed and replaced with donor corneal tissue from a deceased person. Depending on the condition, your surgeon may transplant the entire cornea (Penetrating Keratoplasty) or only certain layers of the cornea ; Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet stripping automated endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) or Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Corneal transplant surgery is a significant eye procedure, and achieving good vision after a transplantation may take some time. In Penetrating Keratoplasty and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, fine sutures remain in the cornea for 12-18 months following the surgery. After removal of the sutures, it is common for patients to require spectacles, contact lenses or additional surgery for best vision.
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