Corneal Transplantation

Corneal transplantation, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue which has been removed from a recently deceased individual having no known diseases which might affect the viability of the donated tissue.

Indications for corneal transplantation include the following:
Optical: To improve visual acuity by replacing the opaque or distorted host tissue by clear healthy donor tissue. The most common indication in this category is pseudophakic bullous keratopathy, followed by keratoconus, corneal degeneration, keratoglobus and dystrophy, as well as scarring due to keratitis and trauma.
Tectonic/reconstructive: To preserve corneal anatomy and integrity in patients with stromal thinning and descemetoceles, or to reconstruct the anatomy of the eye, e.g. after corneal perforation, Keratoconus and Keratectasia.
Therapeutic: To remove inflamed corneal tissue unresponsive to treatment by antibiotics or anti-virals.
Cosmetic: To improve the appearance of patients with corneal scars that have given a whitish or opaque hue to the cornea

Corneal Transplanation center of University Eye Clinic of Alexandroupolis, is a member of European Eye Bank Assosiation.