The cornea is the curved, transparent, protective layer covering the front of the eye. In conjunction with the lens, the cornea helps the eye to focus by refracting light. Injuries, infection, and diseases that affect the cornea can cause irreversible damage. Some people may complain of discomfort associated with the swelling or thinning of their cornea, cloudiness, reduced vision, or even blindness.
These conditions can be treated through a corneal transplant surgery. Approximately 40,000 corneal transplant surgeries are performed in the United States each year and the procedure has one of the highest success rates of all tissue and organ transplant surgeries currently performed. At Empire Eye and Laser Center, we will walk you through each step of the procedure so you are fully aware of what to expect before, during, and after a corneal transplant.
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