Cornea and Corneal Transplantation
- Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
- Degenerative corneal disease
- Corneal trauma
In severe cases, a corneal transplant may restore vision. Corneal transplants are the most common kind of transplants in the United States. Corneal transplants are used to treat persistent corneal infections, corneal dystrophies (a clouding of the cornea), traumatic corneal injuries, and corneal scars that cannot be corrected by other therapies.
During a corneal transplant, the damaged portion of the cornea is removed and replaced with a new cornea that is shaped to fit your eye. If you’ve been diagnosed with corneal disease, Dr. Ali will work with you to determine the best possible treatment plan. Medicare and most insurance plans will cover the cost of a corneal transplant. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office.
For more information on Corneal Transplantation, please click here for the American Academy of Ophthalmology website.