Corneal Transplant

Corneal Transplants

Corneal transplants are performed at the Idaho Eye Center on a routine basis.  The Idaho Eye Center specializes in corneal disorders and trauma.

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft) in its entirety (penetrating keratoplasty) or in part (lamellar keratoplasty). The graft has been removed from a recently deceased individual with no known diseases or other factors that may affect the viability of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient. The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber.

Corneal transplants are performed at the Idaho Eye Center on a routine basis.  The Idaho Eye Center specializes in corneal disorders and trauma.

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