Cornea Surgery restores the damaged vision and prevents further vision loss by replacing part of your damaged cornea with that of a donor. Hence, Cornea Surgery is also called Cornea Transplant Surgery.
If your vision cannot be restored using non-surgical treatments, the Doctor may opt the Cornea surgery.
The conditions that may lead to Cornea Surgery are:
Clouding of cornea
Infections leading to ulcer formation in the cornea
Thinning of the cornea
Cornea bulging outwards (keratoconus)
As a treatment to resolve the complication of a previous eye surgery
The doctor gives you a sedative to help the patient relax. The area around the eye is given a local anesthetic. This numbs the eye. You will be awake during the surgery but will not experience pain.
Depending upon the condition, there are 2 types of Cornea Surgery or Keratoplasty procedures.
1. Penetrating Keratoplasty:
Penetrating Keratoplasty is the most common type of cornea transplant.
The surgeon makes a circular cut around the diseased or abnormal tissue. He removes this button-sized damaged Cornea tissue part from your eye.
The cornea from the donor is positioned on your eye. The surgeon then uses a fine thread to stitch the new cornea in place. The stitches are removed once the cornea gets integrated into your eye.
The procedure is the same as Penetrating Keratoplasty. But, the replaced Cornea is an artificial one and not from a donor. This procedure is done when the donor's Cornea tissue cannot be used.
The surgeon removes the innermost single-celled layer (endothelial layer) along with its thin protective membrane (Descemet membrane).
Once removed the donor tissue from the same area replaces it as an implant.
You may need to take the medications prescribed by the doctor. These medications can be in form of eye drops or oral medications to manage pain and swelling, aid recovery, and help contain any infection at the site of surgery.
You may need to wear an eye patch to protect the operated eye from a direct impact until the eye recovers from the wound of the surgery.
The doctor advises a gradual return to daily activities. Take extra precautions and opinion from the doctor if you want to do physical exercises.
Our expert doctors will help you identify course of surgical treatment required. Medfin's team will help you with the required appointments and diagnostics.
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