Saturday, 9 May 2015


Cornea is the clear front pat of eye that covers the anterior chamber, iris and pupil.

What is Corneal Transplant ?

Corneal Transplant or corneal grafting is a surgical process where the affected cornea is replaced by corneal tissue entirely or partially. Normally the graft would be taken from recently died person with no diseases or other factors that may cause the visibility of the recipient. The cornea transplant is otherwise known as keratoplasty.

A cornea transplant can bring back vision, reduce pain and increase the appearance of cornea.

Purpose of corneal transplant

Corneal Transplant is performed to get back the vision of a person who has damaged cornea. One may get releived from pain and other factors that is associated with the corneal diseases.

The other conditions that can be treated with this transplant includes:

    Thinning of cornea.
    Scarring of Cornea caused by infection or injury
    Swelling and clouding of Cornea.
    Ulcers caused by infection.

Risks with Corneal Transplant.

Though corneal transplant is a safe process some risks are involved in it.

Some risks are:

    Eye infection
    clouding of eye lens
    swelling of the cornea.
    Allergic reactions
    Types of corneal Transplant.

Penetrating Keratoplasty: A traditional full thickness transplant that includes the surgical removal of the two thirds of damaged cornea. The damaged area is replaced with clear healthy donor tissue which is placed by sutures.

It will take a year or more for the visual recovery since the corneal surface may be irregular after the surgery. In that case a contact lens may be required for the clearest vision.

Those who have undergone with a full thickness graft should be careful to avoid any injury that could break open the smaller opening.

Lamellar keratoplasty (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty)

Instead of replacing the affected cornea, Lamellar keratoplasty replaces only the affected part with the donor graft. Lamellar keratoplasty keeps descemet’s membrane and the endothelium.

Why Neera Eye Care for corneal Transplant?

Neera eye care Delhi is specialized in the treatment for Corneal transplant and latest procedures like Penetrating keratoplasty(PK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK).

The eye centre is QCI Approved and is on panel with:     

        New Delhi Municipal Council(NDMC)
        Delhi Development Authority(DDA)
        Delhi Jal Board(DJB)
        Ex- Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme(ECHS)
        Municipal Corporation of Delhi(MC)
        Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

If you are suffering from a corneal disease or disorder please contact neera eye care and discuss lamellar keratoplasty as an alternative to a corneal transplant.

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