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Cornea Transplant

Endothelial, Anterior Lamellar

(Penetrating Keratoplasty)

A corneal transplant surgery may restore vision in otherwise blind eyes. The most common indication for this procedure is corneal decompensation following cataract surgery. Other common indications include: corneal ulceration, corneal scars, keratoconus, herpes simplex and varicella zoster viral opacifications, Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy, and congenital abnormalities of the cornea.
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Endothelial Transplant

(Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty and Deep Lamellar Endothelia Keratoplasty)

An exciting advance for people with diseased corneas is now available. For certain patients, posterior lamellar keratoplasty (PLK) and deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK) are new surgical options for the treatment of defective corneal pump cells. The most common indications for endothelial transplantation include Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy and corneal decompensation after cataract surgery.
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Keratoconus is part of a family of disorders involving abnormalities in the shape of the cornea, the clear front of the eye. Affecting millions, keratoconus is characterized by an abnormally steep and irregularly shaped cornea, which makes vision blurry. Changes from keratoconus are occasionally mild, but severe disease may cause thinning and scarring along the visual axis.
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Dry Eye Syndrome

It is one of the most common problems treated by eye physicians. It is usually caused by a problem with the quality or amount of the tear film that lubricates the eyes. Risk factors for developing dry eyes include: older age, certain systemic medicines, conditions of the ocular surface, and female gender.

Dry eyes can cause a gritty, sandy sensation, burning, stinging, or itching. Some people notice a sticky feeling upon waking from sleep. Occasionally, a dry eye can actually seem watery due to reflex tearing from irritation. Longstanding dry eye can lead to poor vision, redness, and altered sensation of the ocular surface.
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