Cornea is the outermost window of the eye. It being a transparent structure, allow light rays to get focused on the retina. Hence, one can see sharp and clear images. Corneal problems can happen to anyone at any age. Injury, diseases, infections and nutritional deficiencies can lead to clouding or scarring of cornea. Diseased and damaged cornea stops functioning as transparent window to the eye. This not only causes defective vision, but it may cause pain and other symptoms also. When other option for treatment is not available, the doctor may consider transplanting a cornea.
In corneal transplantation procedure A diseased cornea is replaced by a healthy donor cornea. For this, one has to depend upon donation of human eyes. The eyes are donated after death and the eye bank processed these human corneas before transplantation. Corneal transplantation is one of the most common and most successful transplantation procedure amongst all the other organ transplants. What should be done for getting a corneal Transplant? With the help of corneal surgeon an individual needs to register one’s name to receive a corneal tissue at the bank or with the hospital. On availability of a suitable tissue, the patients are intimated telephonically about the surgery.