What is Cornea?
Cornea is like a transparent watch glass situated in front of the eye. It appears black or brown from outside due to the dark structures situated underneath.
Who requires Corneal Graft?
Cornea can become cloudy or opaque leading to decreased vision or even severe loss of vision. The opacity of cornea is caused due to any severe infection (corneal ulcer) or trauma / injury. These patients will require Corneal Grafting Surgery.
What is Corneal Graft?
Corneal Grafting or KERATOPLASTY is carried out to replace the damaged cornea with a clear one with sutures. This clear cornea is obtained from the donated eye of a deceased person. The latest techniques involve sutureless corneal transplant techniques like DALK- Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty and DSEK- Desemets Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty.