Surgery of any kind is something to be taken seriously, but is performed when the potential benefits of it are of significantly greater value than any possible side-effects or complications. This is certainly true of getting a cornea transplant here at Palisade Eye. You can be assured of expert and experienced care and a procedure with a high rate of success.
Our corneal transplants in Union are typically used to address keratoconus, an eye disease that alters the shape of the cornea, which is the part of your eye at the front. This is not the only case where the procedure is done, however. It can also be for the treatment of severe corneal scarring, as can occur when you suffer with an eye infection, or you have experienced harm to the cornea due to an accident or an injury. Hereditary conditions, such as Lattice Dystrophy and Fuchs’ Dystrophy, are also associated with our corneal transplants in Union. Our eye surgeon performs the procedure on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia, so you don’t have to be worry about being put under, or having to stay overnight in a hospital. Not all cornea transplants are the same. Depending on various factors, including the severity of the condition in question, you may only need part of the cornea replaced. In other instances, it is necessary to do a full transplant. When you come in for an examination and consultation, that will give our eye surgeon the opportunity to assess your unique situation and determine which type of transplant is most appropriate.
Among the positive things about our corneal transplants in Union is that your new cornea can last for up to 10 years or more. So don’t hesitate. Please contact our office right now to arrange an appointment with our eye surgeon.