CORNEA TRANSPLANT

CORNEA TRANSPLANT
We are pleased to inform that TRICITY EYE HOSPITAL is now registered under HOTA (HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANT ACT) in Punjab Government; for performing corneal transplant surgeries. We do all types of corneal transplant surgery...penetrating and lamellar for all types of corneal disorders........ 
Dr ROHIT P GUPTA has done his corneal transplant training from PGI Chandigarh. He has vast experience in doing in all types of corneal transplant surgery with excellent outcomes......

A cornea transplant replaces diseased or scarred corneal tissue with healthy tissue from an organ donor.

There are two main types of cornea transplants: traditional, full thickness cornea transplant (also known as penetrating keratoplasty, or PK) and back layer cornea transplant (also known as endothelial keratoplasty, or EK).

A graft replaces central corneal tissue, damaged due to disease or eye injury, with healthy corneal tissue donated from a local eye bank. An unhealthy cornea affects your vision by scattering or distorting light and causing glare and blurred vision. A cornea transplant may be necessary to restore your functional vision.

Corneal eye disease is the fourth most common cause of blindness (after cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration) and affects more than 10 million people worldwide.

Eyesight should gradually improve a few weeks after a corneal graft, but it could take anywhere from a couple of months up to a year to have stable vision in the eye that receives the donor tissue. 

The overall success rate of a corneal transplant is very high using modern eyebanking and surgical techniques. However, there are many factors that influence the outcome. For instance, keratoconus has one of the best prognoses for good vision with a greater than 90% chance of a clear graft.


After surgery, the stitches usually stay in place for about 2 to 3 months, and then are slowly removed over many months as your cornea heals. You will probably be able to return to work or your normal routine in about 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. But your vision will still be blurry.

Most people have to stay in hospital for a night after a full-thickness cornea transplant (penetrating keratoplasty). You may be able to go home the same day if you have a partial-thickness transplant. Your eye may be covered with an eye pad or plastic shield, which is removed the day after the procedure.
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