If you are a corneal transplant candidate, you probably have had trouble seeing for a period of time. You have likely worn glasses and/or contact lenses and used a variety of eye medications. If you are interested in having a corneal transplant please discuss your options with your ophthalmologist.
A cornea transplant will not cure a disease rather it will restore sight to one that has become blind as a result of a corneal blindness. Common causes of corneal blindness are:
1. Trauma/ infection to the cornea
2. Keratoconus (cornea become cone shaped)
3. Fuch’s Dystrophy
4. Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy
5. Corneal degeneration
Once you and your doctor decide that cornea transplantation is the appropriate solution for you, your doctor will request tissue from the Eye Bank that specifically fits your surgery needs.