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Determining If You Are A Corneal Transplant Candidate
If you are a corneal transplant candidate, you probably have had trouble seeing for a period of time. You have likely worn glasses and/or contact lenses and used a variety of eye medications. If you believe you may be a corneal transplant candidate, please discuss your options with your ophthalmologist.
A cornea transplant will not cure a disease; rather, it will restore sight to one who suffers from corneal blindness. Common causes of corneal blindness are:
- Trauma/infection to the cornea
- Keratoconus (cornea becomes cone shaped)
- Fuch’s Dystrophy
- Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy
- Corneal degeneration
Once you and your doctor decide that cornea transplantation is the appropriate solution for you, your doctor will request tissue from Miracles In Sight that specifically fits your surgery needs. Learn more about our corneal tissue recovery process.