What is a corneal transplant?
It is the replacement of diseased or damaged corneal tissue with healthy from a human donor.
Why is it done?
To improve vision when the existing cornea is cloudy or thickened by or disease.
What is the process?
Once you and your ophthalmologist agree you need a corneal transplant, your name is put on a list at the Misericordia Eye Bank and you are prioritized by the corneal surgeon when tissue becomes available. Under local anesthetic, the surgeon replaces the damaged cornea with the healthy tissue.
After surgery you will be given specific printed postoperative information. Refer to the instruction Guidelines following Corneal Graft Surgery.