This procedure looks to substitute the patient’s central area of the cornea. It is a minor probability of rejection in relation with other organs transplant, due to the cornea has no blood irrigation (blood vessels) that the admissibility is higher in relation with other organs, and even if it is not irrigated, it has nerves (it has sensitivity) because it is the anatomical portion of the human body that has more sensorial nerves terminations. It is nourish by the tears and aqueous humor.
It must be considered to practice a cornea transplant only on advanced cases where the cornea has suffered a high damage, which the contact lenses has not counteract keratoconus. It is not recommendable to get intracorneal rings or Crosslinking procedure due to it will not have any effect when the eye has an advance cone shape. We are pioneer on this kind of surgeries. We have made cornea transplants since 1992 and we became the number one private ophthalmological center with the highest number of transplants made in Ecuador, with extraordinary results in our patients and with a professionalism, experienced and technology that have made the Laser Center Vision 20/20 the best on the ophthalmological sector.
Planning this kind of surgeries depends on the tissues availability that generally is coming from American imported corneas. It is an ambulatory procedure with the use of general anesthesia and it lasts around 2 hours. After the surgery, the patient has to spend some time in the recovery room and then can be able to go home with an eye patch. The corneal transplant success depends on many facts, such as the post-surgery care of the patient by applying all the prescribed medicines with discipline, often post- surgery controls, avoiding touching the eyes, and among others.