Tens of thousands of Americans receive cornea transplants each year. There are a host of different reasons for the procedure: scaring from infections or trauma, the effects of certain eye diseases and hereditary corneal thinning, among many others.
In fact, it is the most common tissue transplant, has very high success rates, very short waits, is relatively painless, and only requires a local anesthetic. Although a complete recovery may take up to a year, most patients are able to return to work and their daily lives within seven days of the surgery.
Dr. Rick Walker of Randolph Eyecare Center is an expert of cornea transplants, having completed a corneal fellowship that centered exclusively on these procedures, and is skilled in DSAEK, a cutting-edge corneal transplant technique that is changing lives across the country.
Only after rigorous examination and explorations of other non-surgical solutions will Dr. Walker move onto which type of cornea transplant is right for you, and how best to approach the preparation, surgery and healing process.
With such an important decision, you should have a surgeon who sees you as family, and will be there for you every step of the way, from consultation to preparation, surgery to recovery, and beyond.
If you’re a candidate for a corneal transplant, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Walker. You deserve the best.