A Corneal Transplant is required when the cornea at the front of the eye has lost clarity. This causes blurring vision. With modern techniques used in ophthalmic surgery, a full corneal transplant is a last resort. A layered transplant is the method of choice but is not always possible. Below is an image of a donor cornea, due to be used in surgery.
Corneal Transplant Surgery
For Corneal Transplant surgery, the entire central cornea is replaced with clear donor cornea.
Surgery may be performed under local or general anaesthesia, this is a case by case decision.