Cornea Transplant

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Cornea Transplant

A woman contemplates needing a cornea transplant

The prospect of a cornea transplant might be frightening, but it is among the most common and successful transplant procedures performed today. The surgeon removes some or all of the clear tissue at the front of the eye and replaces it with tissue from a donor. The procedure can restore sight for people who have vision loss because of damage to their cornea. 

Yale Medicine's eye specialists have a wealth of experience in the evaluation and management of various diseases affecting the cornea, says Jessica H. Chow, MD, a physician with Yale Medicine Ophthalmology. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and offer the latest, most advanced care for both straightforward and complex cornea transplant procedures.