What can I expect after corneal surgery?

What can I expect after corneal surgery?

What can I expect after corneal surgery?

Your Recovery After the transplant, you will need to wear an eye patch for about a day. Then you will need to wear a clear eye shield or glasses to protect your eye until it has healed. Your eye may feel irritated or scratchy for a few days after surgery. But it’s important not to rub your eye.

What is the difference between cataract surgery and corneal transplant?

Of course, corneal transplantation is a much bigger surgery with increased risks and follow-up. So, if cataract surgery alone will restore vision, that is preferred. In our study, patients developed good vision with cataract surgery alone and no patient chose to have corneal transplantation after cataract surgery.

Are you awake during corneal transplant surgery?

You will most likely be awake during the transplant. You will get medicine to relax you. Local anesthesia (numbing medicine) will be injected around your eye to block pain and prevent eye movement during the surgery. The tissue for your corneal transplant will come from a person (donor) who has recently died.

How long does cornea surgery take?

Your doctor will do the entire surgery while looking through a microscope. It typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Can you have a cornea transplant and cataract surgery at the same time?

In cases of advanced Fuchs’ dystrophy, both cataract surgery and a corneal transplant may be recommended at the same time. By using a combined approach, patients benefit from a shorter overall recovery time. Your ophthalmologist will recommend a treatment plan based on a thorough evaluation.

Is cornea surgery painful?

During the procedure On the day of your cornea transplant, you’ll either be given a sedative to help you relax and a local anesthetic to numb your eye, or you’ll be put to sleep. Either way, you shouldn’t feel pain. Surgery is done on one eye at a time.

Are you awake during cornea surgery?

Is a cornea transplant painful?

Your eye surgeon will use either local or general anesthesia so you do not feel pain. He or she will then put a device on your eye to keep it open. Even though your eye is open, you will see very little or nothing at all because of the anesthesia.