PROCEDURES

Information About Cornea Procedures

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As a protection for your vision, the cornea is a dome-shaped, translucent layer that covers the front of the eye to refract light and preserve sight.

PTK

Recovery Time
1 week - 1 month

Phototherapeutic keratectomy, or PTK, addresses a patient's vision impairment issues by removing the portions of the cornea that are uneven or cloudy.

Recovery Time
3 days

By reshaping the cornea into a cone instead of a domed shape, keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that reduces vision and thins the cornea.

Recovery Time
3 - 4 days

When performed before the cornea becomes too weak or misshaped, a cross-linking procedure can preserve or even enhance the contour of the cornea.

Recovery Time
1 year

A full-thickness cornea transplant, DMEK or DSEK involves removing the damaged cornea from the eye and surgically replacing it with a donor cornea.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.