Corneal Transplantation (Keratoplasty)
- Keratoplasty is an operation in which the foremost transparent layer that is defected for some reason is changed with a healthy corneal tissue derived from a donor.
- A circular tissue in 6-9 mm is taken out from the healthy cornea of the donor and replaced with the patient’s damaged cornea in surgery.
- With the developing technology, corneal transplants may be performed by Intralase Laser technology. In this operation, the damaged layer of the cornea is cut with laser beam which does not cause any deformation on the healthy side of the eye..The same technique is applied on the healthy corneal layer according to the need of the patient’s eye. Corneal transplantation is always performed under general anesthesia. The biggest advantages of Intralase is having almost no risk of tissue rejection in separation of the damaged and healthy tissue.
- Patients should be very carefull about hygiene and avoid rubbing their eyes firmly and protected it from any traumas such as bumping or hitting.
- In case of any pain, redness, blurry vision, sensitivity to light after the operation, they should consult their doctor. These symptoms maybe the symptoms of Red reaction and it needs urgent treatment.
- The patients should have a good relationship with the doctor. It is not satisfactory to have a succesful operation without routine eye exams especially within 1 or 2 years after the operation
FACT CAUSE KERATOPLASTY
- CorneaL Dystrophy is genetic (known as spotting eye ),
- Keratoconus (Chronic deformation of Cornea),
- Cornea injuries,
- Corneal infection,
- After chemical injuries,
After the corneal transplantation the success and the best vision depends on the strength and healthy tissues including all the veins and nerves behind the eye.