The cornea is the transparent, curved front part of the eye which focuses light, protects the eye against external factors, plays a major role in vision and is the eye's most important refractive lens. The clarity of the cornea can be compromised by many diseases. Such diseases can be congenital, genetic or microbial. Should keratoconus be at the latest stage with highly reduced vision and the patient cannot benefit either from contact lenses or intrastromal corneal rings, the only treatment option that remains is corneal transplant.
And some diseases like keratoconus can alter the shape of the cornea, requiring corneal transplant.
At Dünyagöz Hospitals Group, corneal transplant operations are performed by specialist ophthalmologists in operating rooms which are equipped with a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art devices and instruments required for all ocular surgeries, from the most minor to the most complicated.
Corneal transplantation (Keratoplasty), commonly known by the public as an eye transplant, is in fact a surgical procedure where only the cornea that is distorted due to various diseases is replaced with a donated cornea. In corneal transplant surgery, a circular piece with a diameter of 6-9 mm is excised from the healthy donor cornea; a piece of the same diameter is also extracted from the recipient (patient) cornea and the healthy piece is then sutured into this opening.