Published: May 18, 2018
Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that allows your eye to focus.
A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea. A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is typically performed as an outpatient procedure.
A number of conditions can be treated with a cornea transplant, including:
- A cornea that bulges outward
- Thinning of the cornea
- Cornea scarring, caused by infection or injury
- Clouding of the cornea
- Swelling of the cornea
- Corneal ulcers, including those caused by infection
- Complications caused by previous eye surgery