What are my treatment options for a damaged cornea?
For advanced corneal diseases, there are several surgery options to consider with your ophthalmologist. These options are geared towards people who suffer from corneal dystrophies, keratoconus, severe corneal scarring, or post-cataract edema.
- – Laser surgery uses UV light and laser technology to both reshape and restore the cornea.
- – Corneal transplant surgery is a procedure that removes the area of the cornea that is damaged and replaces it with healthy tissue — this is the most common tissue-transplant performed worldwide! Unfortunately, not performed at any Harman Eye Center at this time.
- – Artificial cornea insertion is for people who have had unsuccessful tissue implants.