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How is a keratoplasty performed?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Cookie cutter

This is a replacement of a diseased or damaged cornea with a donor cornea.
The technique is the use of a cookie cutter type device to remove the old cornea, cutting a similar one from the donor eye, and sewing it in place. Needs a lot of medication and close follow-up for a while but vision saving in the right patient.

In brief: Cookie cutter

This is a replacement of a diseased or damaged cornea with a donor cornea.
The technique is the use of a cookie cutter type device to remove the old cornea, cutting a similar one from the donor eye, and sewing it in place. Needs a lot of medication and close follow-up for a while but vision saving in the right patient.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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