This week we're speaking with Dr. Waterman about Corneal Transplant Surgery.
A corneal transplant is a transplant of donor tissue to a recipient and are used for a wide variety of eye conditions.
The process involves getting screened donor tissue and making sure that it is compatible with the person who is receiving the transplant. The surgery itself takes two to three hours and the recovery period can take several months to a year.
Because this is such a delicate procedure, there are risks the largest of which is the rejection of the donor tissue, so this procedure is typically used as a last resort in treating corneas with deformities or diseases.