Regain your sight with corneal transplant: If you have lost your vision because of a corneal disease, one of different types of advanced corneal transplants that Dr. Arbabi offers may give you back your sight
What is a corneal transplant?
What are the types of corneal transplant?
Dr. Arbabi offers all different types of corneal transplants so you always get what is best suited to your specific eye.
Who is suitable for corneal transplant?
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1 Min. Assessment
Anyone who has poor vision because of corneal scars and or irregularities
People who had previous corneal infection and scars
If you had previous eye trauma causing corneal problems
Previous chemical eye burn
End stage Keratoconus not amenable to other treatments
Other eye conditions like Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
What to Expect
On the Day of Your Treatment
1. Warm welcome
2. Ensuring you are comfortable
3. Corneal Transplant
After the Treatment
1. What to Expect
2. Aftercare drops and advice
3. The future
Dr Arbabi is a very kind, compassionate and highly recommended surgeon. He really puts patients at ease and help you through every step of your journey towards a better sight
Corneal Transplant step by step answer to all your questions
- There is lifelong risk of the cornea rejecting. Some rejections can be successfully treated with increased medications, but others can lead to failing of the graft and need for further transplant.
- You will be on long term steroid drops to decrease risk of rejection or inflammation. In some cases you may need to use a drop life long.
- Risk of infection.
- Risk of graft failing and never recovering since the day of surgery.
- Bleeding in the eye.
- Risk of developing other eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment.
- Problems with stitches.
- Need for further surgery to sharpen your vision (this is particularly the case with a DALK or PK transplant).
A corneal transplant is usually a last resource operation. Dr. Arbabi will only offer this when no other laser surgery for eyes is suitable. Therefore, there is no real alternative to it if you require the surgery. Dr. Arbabi will discuss your cases and advise the best option. One main alternative option is special contact lenses such as RGP or scleral lenses. Another alternative for those who are suitable is an advanced type of laser eye surgery called Sequential Customized Therapeutic Keratectomy or photo therapeutic keratectomy (PTK).