Full and Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant
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Corneal Transplant Utah
Understanding Corneal Transplant
Different Types of Corneal Transplant
DMEK (Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) – This revolutionary technique replaces only the Descemet’s membrane and associated endothelial cells of the cornea. It is usually used in patients with Fuchs’ Dystrophy or other causes of endothelial failure. DMEK is so successful that it can restore a cornea back to its normal state with excellent vision.
DSEK (Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty) – DSEK replaces the innermost layer of the cornea. It is used in cases of endothelial failure when DMEK may not be possible.
DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) – This method replaces the middle layer of the cornea while leaving the innermost layer completely intact. DALK has a lower rejection rate than replacing the entire cornea and can result in good vision for decades. This technique is most commonly used in cases of advanced keratoconus or other disease processes that affect the stroma but leave the endothelium unaffected.
PKP (Penetrating Keratoplasty) – This is a traditional corneal transplant where all layers of the cornea are replaced with a donor cornea. It works best in cases where all the layers of the cornea are affected. Penetrating keratoplasty is highly successful and works very well to restore the vision when it is necessary.
You may be a good candidate for a corneal transplant if you struggle from:
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Why would someone need a cornea transplant?
People with advanced keratoconus, corneal scarring, swelling of the cornea or other type of corneal blindness may need a corneal transplant to restore the vision.
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1955 N 550 W, Provo, UT 85604
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Start with a consultation.
Your initial consultation includes a full diagnostic workup using seven different tests and the latest technology. You’ll then sit down personally with Dr. Waite, your surgeon, and discuss if we need to perform a full or partial-thickness cornea transplant, along with other valuable information regarding the health of your eyes.