Am I a Good Candidate?

Some people are not candidates for laser vision correction, such as LASIK, because they have scarred, opaque (cloudy) or irregular corneas. For these people, a corneal transplant may be the only way to improve their poor vision. This surgery replaces a damaged or diseased cornea with healthy corneal tissue from a donor.

Reasons why someone would need a corneal transplant include:

  • Fuchs’ dystrophy or other corneal dystrophy (abnormal cells in the cornea that result in clouding and swelling of the cornea)
  • Corneal swelling (edema) due to other eye disorders or as a result of prior eye surgery
  • Keratoconus, an eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and become cone shaped
  • Scarring from an eye injury or infection

Ask your primary eye doctor to help you decide which treatment is best for you or arrange a no-cost consultation with a Clarity/TLC physician.