CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION SURGERY
The cornea is the dome-shaped window of the eye. It covers the iris, pupil and lens. It is responsible for 2/3 of the refractive power of the eye. A diseased cornea affects vision.
Irreversible corneal damage requiring surgical intervention, specifically, a corneal transplantation may include:
- late-stage keratoconus,
- advanced corneal scars,
- uncontrollable corneal infections,
- non-healing ulcers,
- progressive dystrophies, and
- surgical trauma
A donor corneal button is used to replace a diseased cornea. There are currently several kinds of corneal transplantation procedures:
- Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
- Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
- Deep Anterior Lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)
- Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP)
CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION PACKAGE
OUR CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION SPECIALIST
MD, MBA, DPBO, FPAO, FPCS
Dr. Manolette Roque is a specialist in uveitis, cataract, and refractive surgery. His private practice began in 2000, after his post-graduate fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His patients are mostly adults who desire spectacle independence. His advocacy includes taking care of individuals with ocular inflammatory diseases.
Everyone deserves the best eye care possible.