A 48-year-old member asked:
can you tell me about cornea transplant?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually successful: Corneal transplant is recommended when the natural cornea is damaged by trauma or illness and is in capable of transmitting a clear image. Pain is sometimes a component of this decision. The defective cornea is removed by a cookie cutting type device and the same cutter gets a donor cornea which is then sewn in place. Recovered is a bit slow but usually there are good results.
Answered on Feb 15, 2017
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!