Corneal transplant


Specialty of Ophthalmology

Corneal transplantation, also known as penetrating keratoplasty, is the total or partial replacement of the cornea, the clear outer lens on the front of the eye and responsible for providing vision. This is one of the most common transplant and is done with the cornea of ​​a recently deceased donor, and whose eyes have been previously analyzed to ensure their validity for that operation. Corneal transplantation is performed when severe vision problems suffer from various dysfunctions in the cornea. The corneal transplant intervention is minimally invasive and involves removal of a small piece of the cornea and the placement of the new over the old cornea by suturing.

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