What is a Cornea Transplant? 

A cornea transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is an ophthalmic procedure that involves the surgical replacement of the damaged or diseased cornea of a patient with healthy corneal tissue taken from a deceased donor. The cornea is the front, transparent layer of the eye that covers and protects the pupil, iris and the anterior chamber. It also helps to refract light along with the eye lens. The aim of the surgery is to help enhance the patient's vision and improve his/her quality of life. 

People with a damaged cornea are likely to have a blurred and cloudy vision often accompanied by persistent eye pain and discomfort. While mild corneal injuries or damage can be treated with the help of simple medication, for those whose cornea has been damaged beyond repair, surgery is the only resort. 

Here are a few conditions that might call for the need for a corneal transplant:

  • Fuchs' dystrophy, which is marked by the death of the endothelial corneal cells
  • Keratoconus, marked by an abnormal shape of the cornea
  • Severe corneal infections
  • Traumatic corneal injuries 
  • Bullous keratopathy, marked by the development of blister-like swelling in the cornea
  • Graft rejection following a corneal transplant in the past
  • Keratitis, i.e., chronic corneal inflammation due to microbial infection. 

Things you need to know:

  • The surgical procedure is usually performed under the influence of local anaesthesia
  • The procedure may take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. 
  • You may be discharged on the same day or hospitalized overnight. 

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 How to prepare for the treatment? 

  • You will be required to undergo a series of test for proper assessment and evaluation
  • You need to inform your doctor about any medication that you have been taking
  • You need to keep your face free of any kind of makeup, cream and jewellery
  • You need to avoid eating or drinking anything, starting 12 hours prior to the surgery 

Procedure involved:

  • You will be given sedatives and local anaesthetics to numb the surgical site and help you relax. 
  • The doctor will use a microscope to zoom into your eye for clear visibility. 
  • A small, round piece of the cornea will be removed with the help of a special cutting instrument called trephine and the new cornea will be carefully attached in its place. 

What to expect after the procedure? 

  • After the procedure, you will be shifted to the recovery room where you will be kept under observation for about 2 to three hours
  • Slight discomfort and soreness are normal after the surgery
  • You will be required to wear an eye patch or gauze for about 3 to 4 days
  • You will be given some eye drops to aid your recovery. 

Potential risks that you need to know about

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling 
  • Cataract 
  • Glaucoma  

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