Drs. Jeff Marlatt and Michelle Sancho may recommend a Corneal Transplant for patients who have thinning of the cornea that causes vision problems (keratoconus), scarring of the cornea from severe infections or injuries or cloudiness of the cornea that causes vision loss (Fuchs dystrophy). A Corneal transplant, also called Keratoplasty or Penetrating keratoplasty, is a corneal surgery to replace the clear surface on the front of the eye (the cornea) with donated cornea.
Most corneal transplants are done while you are awake, with the use of an eye anaesthetic . Penetrating keratoplasty is the most common type of corneal transplant. During this procedure, the surgeon recommended by your ParkRidge Vision optometrist removes a small circle-sized piece of your cornea. The donated cornea is stitched onto the opening in your eye.
The doctors at ParkRidge Vision in Lone Tree (Denver) are trained in the latest technology to ensure your eyes are in expert hands. We will gladly discuss this and other treatment options with you to ensure that you are well informed of your eye care options and procedures. Contact the ParkRidge Vision optometrists and staff to discuss your vision care.
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