The cornea is one of the key parts of your eye when it comes to your ability to experience optimal vision, or even vision at all. It is responsible for taking in light and then directing it to the back of the eye, where the retina then turns it into a viewable image. Unfortunately, if one or both of your corneas are malfunctioning due to disease or trauma, it can put you at an alarming risk for vision loss. Here at Orange Coast Eye Center, we expertly perform cornea transplants to restore the full function of your eyes.
One of the most common reasons for needing our Huntington Beach cornea transplant is due to the effects of keratoconus, a degenerative disease in which the shape of your cornea becomes altered from its ideal circular state due to a loss of integrity in the structure of it. Corneal scarring is another way that you lose function in this essential part of your eye, and it can come about due to an eye infection or trauma that has occurred from an injury or accident. Even inherited conditions like lattice dystrophy or Fuchs’ dystrophy are dangerous to the state of your cornea. There are two types of our Huntington Beach cornea transplant Sometimes, only part of the cornea needs to be replaced. There are five layers in total. Full transplants may be required depending on the extent of the harm caused by your specific condition. Fortunately, the procedure is done under local anesthesia. It has a high success rate, and your new cornea or corneas can be counted on to last for a long time. In most cases, that period is 10 years or more.
Are you a good candidate for our Huntington Beach cornea transplant? Contact our office right now and schedule an appointment to come in for an examination and consultation.