Cornea Transplants
Overview
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)
Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)
Lamellar Keratoplasty
Artificial Cornea

Overview

Cornea transplant surgery removes a scarred or irregular cornea and replaces it with a new donor tissue.  There are several different types of cornea transplant surgeries.  Depending on each patient’s unique circumstances, your doctor will assess and discuss the best surgical approach.

The surgery is an out-patient surgery, not requiring hospitalization. Eye drops help healing and prevent the risk of rejection.  Vision recovery can take between four and twelve months, depending on the type of transplant performed and if the transplant was performed along with other surgical procedures (like cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, pupil repair, or retina surgery).

The donor tissue is obtained from an eye bank.  Human donor tissue is procured through donation and screened thoroughly before deemed acceptable for transplantation.

Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. Unique risks to cornea transplantation include the risk of rejection.  Detailed risks, benefits and alternatives will be discussed thoroughly between each patient and the doctor at the time of consultation.
 
 
Types of Cornea Transplant Surgery
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)
Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)
Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
Artificial Cornea (Boston Keratoprosthesis)



As cornea specialists in DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dr. Koreishi and Dr. Ple-plakon strive to provide the best cornea care, availability, and patient education.





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