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  • Procedure Time
    1 hour
  • Anaesthesia
    Local or Sedation
  • Overnight stay
    2-3 nights
  • Recovery Time
    6-12 weeks

Artifical Corneal Transplant

Cornea is the transparent layer of the eye that plays a major role in vision. If the cornea, located in the anterior region of the eye, loses its function for some reasons and a new cornea transplant is performed. The cornea is the most important transparent layer of the eye and is the part of the eye that provides vision. Therefore, with its deterioration, change of shape and disappearance, surgery becomes mandatory.

What is Artifical Corneal Implant?

Artificial corneal is the new layer that is transplanted instead of the transparent layer that has lost its sight as a result of problems and damages that may occur in and around the eye. Artificial corneal implant is applied at the point where vision loss is experienced and treatment with other methods is not possible.

What is Artifical Corneal Transplant?

Artificial corneal transplant surgery is performed because the cornea is damaged in a way that prevents vision. Vision loss increases due to whitening, change in shape and blurred structure, and in this case, corneal transplantation is applied to provide better vision. Having advanced keratoconus may also be a reason for corneal transplantation. In addition, surgery is performed because there is a perforation in the corneal layer and wounds that do not close. In corneal transplant surgery, a new cornea is taken from people who are no longer alive, and a change is achieved. However, it is essential that the removed corneal layer is healthy.

Artificial Cornea transplant surgery is performed with local or general anesthesia depending on the condition of the eye and the person. The patient's age, structure and general condition of the eye are first examined by the ophthalmologist and decided. Since the surgeon performing corneal transplant surgery has risks in every surgery, good conditions will increase the chance of success. Physicians follow the patients in terms of the possibility of tissue rejection or some complications after the surgery. There is also the possibility of astigmatism. The ophthalmologist provides the necessary formation for some of the side effects.

Artifical Corneal surgery is performed at the point where the cornea loses its vitality, the eye cannot be protected from external factors and the visual ability is lost. Corneal transplant surgery can be performed as a result of edema formation in the cornea, chemical burns in the cornea, corneal injuries, infection problems and hereditary problems.

When is Artifical Corneal Transplant Surgey performed?

Artificial corneal implant is applied when the possibility of corneal transplantation is evaluated, but transplantation is not considered appropriate due to tissue rejection or corneal deterioration.

In case of failure to achieve success in patients undergoing corneal transplantation, artificial corneal transplantation treatment is applied. This treatment is considered appropriate at the points where it is decided that the ability to see in the eye is completely lost or that tissue transplantation will not be successful.

What are the advantages of artifical corneal transplant surgery?

Artificial corneal surgery, while providing a healthy vision, also allows the patient to gain the ability to see very quickly. You can see again with artificial corneal surgery, which is a saving method for patients for whom classical corneal transplantation does not work. Recovery in a short time after artificial corneal transplantation is one of the biggest advantages of this treatment.

Artificial corneal transplantation, also called keratoprosthesis, can be applied even to eyes that cannot use their eyesight for a very long time. Artificial corneal implant application, which does not require open surgery, is completed within a few minutes.