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A 33-year-old member asked:

Has anyone done a corneal transplant for keratoconus?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes: Corneal transplants are frequently done for keratoconus, usually when vision can't be correctly adequately with rigid contact lenses.
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Yes: Corneal transplants for keratoconus are very common. They are extremely successful for the condition. Depending on the severity of the keratoconus there may be alternative treatments.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is one of the must successful reasons for a corneal transplant with 90-95% success at 5 years.
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Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Transplants: Corneal transplants are performed for severe keratoconus where patients can not see even with a contact lens. It is a nice procedure, but has significant risks. We therefore do our best to avoid a corneal transplant for our patients.
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