Corneal Transplantation

 

For those suffering from corneal ectasias (such as keratoconus), we offer the full range of services, including Intacs implantation, Collagen Crosslinking, and corneal transplantation.  As a medical advisory board member in the New York Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, Dr. Keshet has also garnered years of experience in partial corneal transplantation, known as DSAEK for patients with non-resolving corneal edema (swelling).

Corneal Transplantation and DSAEK

There are two types of corneal transplantation.  In full or penetrating corneal transplantation, the central portion is removed from a diseased cornea and replaced with a healthy donated cornea.  This type of transplant is appropriate for patients with advanced keratoconus or corneal scars.  In partial corneal transplantation, or DSAEK (Descemet's Stripping Anterior Endothelial Keratoplasty), only the posterior portion of the diseased cornea is removed and replaced with a healthy posterior corneal layer from a donor. This procedure is indicated for patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy or corneal edema.  It helps remove the swelling from the patient's cornea so that vision can be improved.  Dr. Keshet is a medical advisory member on the New York Eye Bank for Sight Restoration and has years of experience in corneal transplantation.

 

For more details about the corneal transplantation process, you can click here to read a blog entry I had composed several years ago.  You can also click here, to access the New York Eye Bank website.  

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