Share 31/05/2019 Corneal Transplant in Mumbai It is important to understand the anatomy of the eye to ascertain what Corneal Transplants are. Simply put, the cornea is the transparent front surface of the human eye. In a normal eye, when looking at the eye, one would look straight through the cornea at the colored iris and black pupil. When is a Corneal Transplant needed? A corneal transplant may be needed when patients have vision problems caused by: • Thinning of the cornea • Bulging of the cornea (Keratoconus) • Medical conditions like Fuchs’ Dystrophy, Scarring, Clouding, Corneal Ulcers • Complications due to previous eye surgery affecting the cornea. A corneal transplant replaces diseased or scarred corneal tissue with healthy tissue from an organ donor. There are two main types of corneal transplants: traditional, full thickness cornea transplant (also known as Penetrating Keratoplasty or PK) and back layer cornea transplant (also known as Endothelial Keratoplasty, or EK). A graft replaces central corneal tissue, damaged due to disease or eye injury, with healthy corneal tissue donated from a local eye bank. An unhealthy cornea affects your vision by scattering or distorting light and causing glare and blurred vision. A cornea transplant may be necessary to restore functional vision. Aayush Eye Clinic A unit of Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital has been officially certified for carrying out corneal transplants under the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA). What are the risks involved in Corneal Transplants? Although a Corneal Transplant is a relatively safe procedure, there can be a miniscule number of cases that develop complications including: • Eye Infections • Eye Infections • Eye Infections • Rejection of the donor cornea • Swelling of Cornea If you have any questions about Corneal Transplants, please do contact us at Aayush Eye Clinic A unit of Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital and we shall examine and advise you on the treatment options.