Corneal Transplant is the procedure of surgically removing the damaged or diseased cornea and replacing it with a healthy one, acquired from an organ donor. The cornea is the transparent layer on the front part of the eye which contains the iris, pupil, and the anterior chamber. Cornea isn’t connected with blood vessels due to which it is quite prone to infections. It gets its nourishment and protection with help of tears and the aqueous humor, which is a fluid that lies behind the cornea. Cornea is also one of the most sensitive tissues of the body. It is heavily innervated with sensory nerve fibers. The diseases related to cornea are some of the biggest causes of blindness. At Seedi Eye Care Center we provide proper resources and high expertise services for the treatment of cornea
Corneal Transplant Surgery
Replacing the damaged or opaque cornea with a clear, healthy cornea from a donor is referred to as Corneal Transplant surgery, also known as corneal grafting is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or opaque cornea is replaced with a healthy cornea either entirely through penetrating keratoplasty or in part (lamellar keratoplasty). At Seedi eye clinic in Bangalore, we offer the best cornea transplant surgery with all the latest treatment approach with proper medications.
Some diseases related to cornea
One of the biggest known diseases related to cornea is the Corneal Ulcer
What is Corneal Ulcer?
Corneal ulcer is an open sore on a cornea, caused by infection, physical and chemical
trauma, corneal drying, and overuse of contact lenses and so on. They can lead from partial
to complete loss of vision. They look like a white or gray translucent spot on the cornea.
Symptoms of Corneal Ulcer include:
• Pus or thick discharge from the eye
• Feeling of a foreign particle inside the eye
• Blurry vision
• Pain while seeing in bright lights
How is Corneal Ulcer treated?
The ophthalmologist would determine the nature of the corneal ulcer and prescribe medications accordingly. Most cases include anti-infective agents in the form of eye drops, ointments, and some oral medications in case of viral infections. Sometimes antibiotics and injections might also be given depending on the severity of the infection. Contact lenses are strictly forbidden and the medications should be taken as prescribed. If even after all the best efforts the ulcer does not heal, it shall be removed surgically. In extreme cases when the ulcer sufficiently damages the cornea, the surgical procedure called Keratoplastyaka Corneal Transplant is performed.
What are the types of corneal transplant?
There are two main categories of Corneal Transplant:
1. Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK):
It is the traditional full thickness cornea transplant. The entire cornea is replaced in this surgery with a healthy cornea.
2. Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK):
It is the back-layer Cornea transplant. In this procedure, only the diseased layer of the cornea is replaced, thus keeping the healthy areas intact.
How long does it take for removal of eyes?
For a corneal transplant, it takes nearly 60 to 90 minutes. It is done on an outpatient basis, thus the patient can go home within the day of surgery.
How long after donation must a cornea be transplanted?
The cornea tissue can be stored up to 14 days. The recipient should be able to procure the donated cornea within that time because after that the tissue would expire, and hence will no longer be of any use.
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