Cornea transplant

What is Cornea transplant?

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft). When the entire corneal is replace it is known as penetrating keratoplasty and when only part of the cornea is replaced it is known as lamellar keratoplasty. Keratoplasty simply means surgery to the cornea. The graft is taken from a recently dead individual with no known diseases or other factors that may affect the chance of survival of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. The surgical procedure is performed by ophthalmologists, physicians who specialize in eyes, and is often done on an outpatient basis. Donors can be of any age, as is shown in the case of Janis Babson, who donated her eyes at age 10. The corneal transplantation is performed when medicines, keratoconus conservative surgery and cross-linking cannot heal the cornea anymore.

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Hi i am 15 years old and i have a eye injury and its being well tooken care of my vision has improved alot but my cornea was damaged and alot of...

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If only damage of cornea, then corneal transplant is the only answer. have to arrange for a doner if it is immediate donation and transplant then...

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I was at my pharmacy yesterday to get a refill of fluorometholone which I use to prevent rejection of a cornea transplant. I was told by the...

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A similar drug is Endrisone topical ophthalmic preparation. Consult your Ophthalmologist.

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Hi, My left eye is quite itchy n prickly from yesterday. No other symptoms. I used artificial tears(drops) but it didn't help me much.
P.S cornea...

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It may be allergy, so you may use cromal eye drop. can take levocetrizine tablet 5mg once daily.It will take 4to 5 days for complete relief

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