Just as there are heart transplants and kidney transplants, a person can have damaged corneal tissue that must be transplanted because functional vision cannot be restored. Cornea transplant surgery is made possible because people donate their corneas. The transplanted area can involve all or just small sections of the cornea (the clear outer layer of the eye).
Reasons for Corneal Transplants
- Keratoconus, a steep curving of the cornea
- Eye injury
- Corneal failure following other eye surgery
- Scarring after infections
- Hereditary conditions
- Rejection after corneal transplant
Besides vision loss, the above conditions can cause mental and physical anguish.
Not everyone is a good candidate for a corneal transplant in Victoria, Texas. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam so your eye and overall health condition can be fully evaluated. Dr. Boozalis will discuss the risks of corneal transplants as well as the benefits of corneal transplants in regard to your own unique situation so you can make an informed decision about the future of your sight.
South Texas cornea transplants are performed by Dr. Boozalis Victoria Eye Center. To learn more, contact us to schedule an eye exam in Victoria, TX.