The Des Moines LASIK specialists at Des Moines Eye Surgeons invite you to find out if you are a LASIK candidate. Please take our LASIK self-evaluation test and one of our staff members will be in touch with you to discuss your LASIK candidacy.
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Overview of the cornea
The cornea is the front, clear surface of the eye. Light passes through the cornea as it enters the eye. Damage to the cornea can occur at any age. Inherited corneal disorders, progressive degeneration, injury, infection or contact lens abuse may result in damage to the cornea. This damage may prevent the light from entering the eye properly, resulting in decreased vision and/or pain. Some common disorders of the cornea include:
Corneal surgery is the only effective procedure to restore sight once the cornea has been severely damaged.
Penetrating Keratoplasty: This corneal surgery is a procedure where a circular portion that includes all layers of the damaged cornea is removed and replaced with a healthy, donor cornea. The transplant is held in place with stitches. Visual recovery can often take 12-24 months following a corneal transplant. In many cases, the new cornea may have an irregular curvature and require a contact lens to be worn to attain the best possible vision.
Endothelial Keratoplasty: A minimally invasive corneal transplant technique where only the diseased, posterior portion of the cornea is removed and replaced with a partial cornea from a healthy donor. The anterior chamber (the space behind the cornea) is temporarily filled with air to hold the donor tissue in place. The new tissue will adhere to the host cornea and heal without stiches. Endothelial keratoplasty results in a faster recovery than total corneal transplant surgery.