The cornea is the transparent and clear front layer of the eyes that focus light so that you can see clearly. It also protects the eyes from any foreign particles. If you have a damaged cornea, you will have to replace it through cornea transplant surgery.
The light rays that pass through a damaged cornea can get twisted and can change your vision. A cornea transplant surgery replaces the damaged or scarred corneal tissue with a healthy graft from an organ donor.
People who notice the below changes are suggested to have a cornea transplant.
Corneal clouding: Major conditions that lead the cornea to become swollen and cloudy are Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
Corneal infection: Infections of the cornea can be bacterial, fungal, or viral. All these infections can lead to scarring, thinning, or gouge in the cornea.
Corneal dystrophy: sometimes genetic conditions called dystrophies can lead cornea to become opaque, and this will require corneal transplantation.
Corneal injury: Traumas to the cornea, such as penetrating eye injuries, can cause corneal scarring, which affects the vision and will need corneal transplantation.
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