What is Corneal Transplant Surgery?

A corneal transplant surgery is a process of replacing a part of corneal with a donor or corneal tissue. You might be wondering as what actually is the cornea? It is the arch-shaped surface of an eye that forms a major part of our eyes. It helps you focus on an object to concentrate and pay attention to details. 

The corneal eye transplant surgery is carried to bring make the vision, lessen the pain of the patient, and recover a disease or damage of the cornea. The corneal transplant has a high success rate with a risk probability of compatibility with the donor issue. The patient's body may reject the replaced cornea that may cause some serious complications.

Eye conditions that may need a corneal transplant

As we have discussed earlier that the procedure is carried out to restore a person's vision that is lost or deteriorated because of damage to the cornea. It is evident that a small or minor damage to cornea may affect your vision, but we can distinguish a damaged corner from a perfect one? The answer lies in understanding the various conditions. If you find any of the following conditions or a combination of them, you may need instant consultation and help about its repair.  

• A swollen cornea with an outward bulge
• The weakening of the cornea
• Scars on cornea due to an injury or injection 
• Ulcers in the cornea caused by infection or any other disease
• Damages resulted from previous surgical procedures
• Fuchs' dystrophy
• Fogging of the cornea

Who Needs a Corneal Transplant Surgery?

The Corneal Transplant Surgery can be carried upon any person who is suffered from lost or reduced eyesight just because of damage to the cornea. It helps in bringing back the vision to see the beauty of life, the colorful universe, and the magnanimous objects that prove mastery and excellence of nature.
Having a perfect vision is a blessing, and any impairment is like losing every single moment of joy. Though there are people who born without sight, they do enjoy their lives in full swing. But, there is always a lack of that colorful natural feel because of their disability 

Risks associated with a corneal transplant

Corneal or eye transplant surgery is among the safest in comparison to other procedures as it has a higher success rate. It may carry some of the minor risks that are usually associated with most of the surgical procedures or that are either the side effects of the medicines used. The patient may carry a minor risk of the following complications.

• Eyes Infection 
• An additional risk of lens fogging
• Pressure has grown inside the eyeball
• Improper stitches while transplanting donor cornea
• Incompatibility of the donated corneal tissue
• Abnormal growth in the cornea 

If you or any of your family member is facing a blurred or fogged vision, or feeling pain and redness in the eyes, rush to your nearest hospital for an expert ophthalmologist so that he or she can diagnose the situation and suggest medication or corneal eye transplant surgery. A timely consultation can save you from loss of vision that could be impossible to recover.