Thecornea is the curved, transparent part of the eye in front of the iris and the pupil. It is through this membrane that light reaches the retina. In addition, it protects the iris and the lens, because it has a rigid structure comparable to that of a fingernail.
The cornea is affected by various diseases that can cause significant loss of sight and even loss of sight. Some of these diseases require a corneal transplant in order to allow the patient to maintain good eyesight.
- People with a sick or damaged cornea
- People suffering from keratoconus, chemical burns of the cornea and corneal stromal dystrophies
- Transplant rejection
- The operation lasts between 1 to 2 hours
- A work stop of 8 to 21 days may be prescribed
- The scarring of the corneal transplant is very slow (more than 5 years)
- Final visual result 6 months to a year