A cornea transplant (keratoplasty) is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with corneal tissue from a donor. Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of your eye’s focusing power. A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea.
In this section, with the use of advanced equipment, it is possible to have a very thorough evaluation of the anterior segment of the eye. Some of these evaluations include:
- Orbscan and Pentacam: This device defines the topography of the cornea, the overall structure of the cornea, including its surface strength, thickness, and posterior shape. This technique is one of the techniques that can evaluate the posterior part of the cornea. Pachymetry Pachymetry is a method of measuring corneal thickness using ultrasound.
- Pachymetry is a basic procedure before performing refractive surgery such as LASIK because such operations remove part of the corneal tissue.