Advances in Corneal Transplantation New techniques for corneal transplantation are associated with improved safety and more rapid visual recovery along with equal or, in some cases, better visual results, says Anthony Aldave, MD, director of the Cornea Service at UCLAs Jules Stein Eye Institute. Corneal transplantation, which replaces a patients damaged cornea with donor corneal tissue, is the most common and most successful type of human transplant surgery; approximately 40000 procedures are performed in the United States each year. The cornea — the clear tissue that forms the front of the eye — can become diseased, affecting vision and requiring transplantation as a result of a variety of conditions, including progressive distortion in the shape of the cornea (keratoconus), scarring secondary to infection or injury, and inherited dysfunction of the corneas inner layer, leading to corneal swelling (Fuchs dystrophy). Until recently, the procedure of choice for most of these patients was what is called a full-thickness corneal transplant, also known as a penetrating keratoplasty, in which the full thickness of the cornea is replaced, even if only a portion of the cornea is diseased. But several new procedures have emerged that are designed to remove and replace only the affected layer of the cornea. For patients whose vision is affected by swelling in the corneas inner-most layer, the Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) — which involves peeling off the diseased inner layer and replacing it ...
PRK Eye Surgery with Corneal Scar Wavefront Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Patient: Me Surgery: Wavefront Guided Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) Excimer Laser: Carl Zeiss MEL 80™ Location: St. Lukes International Eye Institute, Quezon City Doctor: Richard Nepomuceno, MD Note: Few years ago i got this Corneal Ulcer which left a scar in my Eye, you'll be able to notice it in the video.
Intacs Corneal Inserts or Implants Treat Keratoconus About Intacs that are less invasive than laser eye surgery and used to treat Keratoconus. For more information please visit
Bryan Hughes Corneal Transplant Surgery - PART 2 Bryan had a rejection on his right eye with the original transplant from Lubbock, Texas. Doctor Hunson Soong and his team at the Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, MI were there to help him out in his struggle to see normally. This is the second part of the story as Bryan gets his 3rd transplant and part of his video diary.
PCRI - PERIPHERAL CORNEAL RELAXING INCISION DOUGLAS KOCH, MD - HOUSTON, TEXAS
Dr. Roger Steinert - Keratoconus Corneal Transplants The Discovery Eye Foundation Board Member, Dr. James Salz interviews Dr. Roger Steinert, Chair of Ophthalmology at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the Univ. of CA, Irvine, about a major advance in corneal transplant surgery for patients with keratoconus using the femtosecond laser to more accurately remove the front portion of the cornea while leaving the back portion ( with the critical endothelial layer of the cornea) in place. This allows for more accurate suturing, less posop astigmatism, and a decrease risk of rejection.
DLEK 5.0mm corneal Transplant Surgery Small incision DLEK 5.0mm corneal transplant surgery performed by Mark A. Terry at Devers Eye Institute (Portland, OR)
Femtosecond laser could change the face of corneal transplant surgery A super-fast and high-tech laser developed for use in eye surgery at UM Kellogg Eye Center could change the face of corneal eye transplant surgery.
New Cornea Transplant A BBC Look North segment featuring a new corneal transplant technique performed by James Ball, Ophthalmic Surgeon based in Leeds, UK
V sign in cornea transplant Video demonstrates the "V" sign during penetrating keratoplasty. The "V" sign occurs when the needle passes at 99% depth on the host cornea. Because descemet's membrane is elastic, it travels with the needle forming a V until the suture is passed and the V is released. Observing the V during surgery ensures that one is a the correct depth when passing sutures during corneal transplantation.
Cornea Transplant by DSAEK The new method of corneal transplantation, DSAEK (Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) with narration.
E2-2 Protein and Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy - Mayo Clinic Keith H. Baratz, MD, of the Department of Ophthalmology discusses a genomewide association study that indicates a genetic variation in TCF4 contributes to the development of Fuchs corneal dystrophy (FCD).
Cornea Transplant Cornea transplantation in a severe corneal ulcer.
recurrent corneal erosion treated with amoils rotary brush
Wavefront PRK on Corneal Transplant by Dr. Yaron S. Rabinowitz In 1994 I was diagnosed with Keratoconus. Between the years of 1995-96 I underwent a corneal transplant procedure on both eyes at Kaiser Permanente. Although surgery was a success, vision remained poor. After many years of tolerating Rigid Gas Permeable Hard Contact lenses, I discovered Dr. Yaron Rabinowitz had already been treating this type of Refractive Surgery for those with my condition as well as other cornea genetic disorders. Dr. Rabinowitz is located at 50 N La Cienega Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Filming by: Jacquie Navratil
Keratoconus - Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (C3R or UV-X) - Cross Linking - Stage 3 - Adam Watson Developed in Switzerland and Germany since 1998, corneal collagen crosslinking (C3R or UV-X) uses ultraviolet light with riboflavin dye to stiffen the cornea. This is the only treatment to treat the underlying cause of keratoconus. It works by linking the protein fibres in the cornea to each other and within themselves. This stops progression in all corneas so long as the cornea isn't too thin or too steep to start with, and it cannot be used on significantly scarred corneas. Total UV exposure is similar to a day's mountain walking. It is not usually used for those over 40 years of age as their corneas should have stiffened naturally with age and so stopped progressing. The procedure takes up to an hour (30 minutes for the protective riboflavin dye and 30 minutes for the UV light). About half of eyes get an improvement in their best possible vision. There is usually some swelling and slight reduction in vision in the first few weeks, but it can continue to improve for several months after treatment. Best effect is achieved if the surface epithelium is removed before treatment and discomfort afterwards is reduced with a bandage contact lens. It is best for early keratoconus and can be used in combination with other treatments.
Baerveldt Vitrectomy Keratoprosthesis Corneal Transplant This version of the popular youtube video has been edited to have sound and description of the procedure. This patient had a history of herpes and had a previous corneal transplant that subsequently became opacified. There was also a previous Baerveldt implant placed into the anterior chamber. This surgery consists of Baerveldt tube being moved from the anterior chamber to posterior chamber, removal of failed graft, placement of temporary keratoprosthesis, pars plana vitectomy and corneal transplant. Jeffrey Liebmann, MD, Mark Speaker, MD Uri Shabto, MD Christopher Teng, MD
Synthetic Corneas Could Restore Sight Artificial corneas have dramatically improved vision in a test group of patients suffering significant corneal damage.
Cornea Transplant Cornea Transplant in 96' done at UDMC Sacramento Calif. Dr Manis.
Corneal topography A corneal topography examination at the slit lamp (Greek video - eyeart laboratories - Art in vision)
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, corneal graft transplantation DALK (lamellar type) corneal graft transplantation surgery by Dr.RCPatel,Dr.Nitin Kumar, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai
Non-Surgical Vision Correction, Corneal Reshaping Therapy ( CRT ) at NSVC Corneal reshaping therapy, also known as corneal refractive therapy, orthokeratology, and vision shaping treatment, is a non-surgical vision correction method to treat nearsightedness (myopia) without the need for glasses, daytime contact lenses, or surgery. North Suburban Vision Consultants have been pioneers in the development of this technology and have treated thousands of patients. We are continually involved in research in order to bring our patients the most updated approach to corneal reshaping. Current research that we are involved with is suggesting that corneal reshaping will slow down or halt progression of nearsightedness in young individuals when compared to the use of daytime soft contact lenses or glasses. Contact our practice to see if you or a family member is a candidate for corneal reshaping (847 412 0311) Please visit our practice website at
Ophthalmic and Corneal Surgery Mike Woodley speaks with Dr. Neal A. Sher, MD, FACS, about pros and cons to the various forms of corrective eye surgery and the technology today. Dr. Sher is the Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Attending Surgeon, Phillips Eye Institute, and Partner with Eye Care Associates in Minneapolis, MN. In a true show of support Dr. Sher has been donating his services to deploying troops in the area. For more information visit or call 1-888-448-3177.
Corneal Transplant Corneal transplantation for keratoconus
Corneal Fluorescein Staining Presentation discussing normal corneal fluorescein staining in those who wear contact lenses and those who do not.
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Cornea Transplant "I see colors better than I've ever seen before." -- Chris Arth, 38, Solon, Ohio. Diagnosed with keratoconus in his left eye, Chris struggled with decreasing eyesight and ill-fitting contacts for a decade before undergoing a corneal transplant. A graphic designer, Chris required the ability to see details and color to perform his job. Since the transplant, Chris enjoys excellent vision.
IntraLase Flap Procedure - The bladeless Cornea Flap prep Improves LASIK surgery by replacing the hand-held microkeratome blade in Cornea Flap Prep.
Corneal transplant An expert explains in detail the reasons for a corneal transplant, what happens during the operation and all about the after care.
corneal topography quick demonstration of the principles of corneal topography using Placido rings
Corneal Transplant Surgery in Dallas, Texas - A corneal transplant at our Dallas-area office is an effective solution for patients that have corneal diseases that cause blurry vision. Corneal transplants look natural, are painless, and can completely restore vision for patients that are good candidates. To learn more about the corneal transplant surgery, or to learn about our other laser vision surgery procedures, visit our website at Cornea Associates of Texas Dallas Office 7150 Greenville Avenue Suite 600 Dallas, TX 75231 Ben Hogan Center 800 5th Avenue Suite 140 Fort Worth, Texas 76104 Phone: 1-817-850-9282 Fax: 1-817-850-9218 Website:
Bryan Hughes Corneal Transplant Surgery - PART 1 Bryan had a rejection on his right eye with the original transplant from Lubbock, Texas. Doctor Hunson Soong and his team at the Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, MI were there to help him out in his struggle to see normally. This is the first part of the story as Bryan gets ready for his 3rd transplant and part of his video diary.
Corneal Ulcer Treatment with Fugo Blade The video by Prof Daljit Singh shows a corneal ulcer being treated with fugo blade.
Patient with Post-Lasik Corneal Ectasia wearing Synergeyes Post-Surgical lenses.
Corneal Graft Deep Lamellar Keratoplasty for keratoconus. Preserves patient's own endothelium/Descemet to reduce rejection and better tectonic strength.
Patient Tom had a complication (corneal infection) following PRK in his right eye 10 years ago which was corrected by 2 other laser treatments Pt. Tom had PRK in his right eye over 10 years ago but developed a central corneal infection 3 days after the PRK. Although the infection was controlled, he was left with a central scar in his cornea. The scar was removed with another laser treatment (PTK) but this left him farsighted. Farsighted treatments with the laser were not yet FDA approved so he wore a contact lens for 2 years. After FDA approval for farsighted PRK with the Visx laser(we were involved in that FDA study) we then corrected his eye with a third laser treatment. He did will but over time as he aged he became more farsighted and last week we performed a 4th PRK in that eye to correct his farsighedness. He is now doing well and we expect he will achieve good vision. He had uncomplicated LASIK in his left eye about 8 years ago. His infection was the only serious infection I have ovserved in treating thousands of patients since 1990 and he is one of only a few patients who I have treated 4 times.
Baerveldt, Vitrectomy, Corneal Transplant Right eye Opacified cornea secondary to Herpes Keratitis with previous Corneal Transplant. Procedure performed: Baerveldt implant revision, Temporary Keratoprosthesis, Pars Plana Vitrectomy, Corneal Transplant Right eye. Tutoplast patch graft placement. Surgeons: Jeffrey Liebmann, MD Mark Speaker, MD Uri Shabto, MD Assistant: Christopher Teng, MD
THE GENIUS OF THE CORNEAL AND SCLERAL CONTACT LENS THE GENIUS OF THE CORNEAL AND SCLERAL CONTACT LENS CLAUDIO MANNU ITALY
CRT Corneal Refractive Therapy CRT corrects your vision while you sleep, non surgically, painlessly, and is FDA approved.
Orthokeratology and Corneal Molding in the News Orthokeratology or corneal molding as featured on ABC News. For more information, visit us at or Accelerated ortho-k uses contact lenses, worn while you sleep, to reshape the cornea allowing you to see clearly during the day. Some studies have shown that orthokeratology can also prevent the progression of nearsightedness in children.
PATIENT WITH SCARRED IRREGULAR CORNEA DUE TO CORNEAL ULCER WEARING SCLERAL GAS PERMEABLE LENS
Keratoprosthesis The Boston Keratoprosthesis technique in the surgical management of severe external disease.