If your cornea becomes damaged or scarred, you may need a corneal transplant. The cornea, known as the front window to the eye, focuses light into the eye enabling us to see. Its soft layers work together to provide clear vision and eye protection.
A corneal transplant involves removing the diseased cornea and replacing it with a healthy cornea from a human donor. In some cases, only the front and middle layers of the cornea need replacing.
A candidate for a corneal transplant is someone who: