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Keratoplasty is a revolutionary surgical procedure that restores vision by correcting corneal problems. At Esthetic Planet, we take pride in offering this advanced procedure that has helped numerous patients regain clear and sharp vision. In this article, we will introduce the therapeutic indication of keratoplasty, the procedure's process, expected outcomes, and long-term care to maintain optimal vision.

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Keratoplastie - Corneal Transplantation

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    Keratoplasty, also known as corneal transplantation, is a surgical procedure that involves replacing part or all of the damaged cornea with a healthy cornea from a donor. This procedure restores vision clarity by eliminating irregularities or diseases of the cornea.


    Keratoplasty is a procedure that involves replacing part or all of the diseased or damaged cornea with a healthy cornea from a donor. Your ophthalmic surgeon makes an incision in the cornea and removes the affected part. Then, the donor cornea is cut and shaped to fit your eye. It is then secured using tiny sutures. Keratoplasty can be performed using a laser or manually, depending on the specific needs of the patient.

  • Therapeutic Indication

    Keratoplasty is recommended for patients with corneal conditions such as keratoconus, corneal scars, or corneal dystrophies. If you are experiencing vision problems caused by corneal abnormalities, keratoplasty may be an effective solution to restore your vision and improve your quality of life.

  • Anesthesia

    Keratoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the eye to minimize discomfort. You will be awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain. Local anesthesia also allows for a faster recovery after the surgery.

  • Duration of the Procedure

    The duration of keratoplasty depends on the complexity of each individual case. In general, the procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours. However, it is important to allow extra time for pre-operative preparations and post-operative explanations.

  • Results and Long-Term Maintenance

    Keratoplasty can provide remarkable results in terms of restoring vision and improving quality of life. Most patients experience a significant improvement in their vision after the procedure. To maintain long-term results, it is important to follow your surgeon's postoperative recommendations, take prescribed medications, and attend regular follow-up visits. It is also essential to protect your eyes from injuries and adopt good eye care habits, such as wearing protective glasses during risky activities or using moisturizing eye drops to prevent dryness.

  • Recovery

    After keratoplasty, you will need to take care of your operated eye by following your surgeon's instructions. You will need to use prescribed eye drops to prevent infections and promote healing. It is also important to avoid intense physical activities and protect your eyes from trauma. Recovery varies from patient to patient, but most experience gradual improvement in their vision over time.