When it comes to your senses, it’s safe to say that your vision is one of the strongest ones. If you have a diseased or damaged cornea, however, you may suffer from skewed vision which can drastically change the way you see the world around you. Luckily, in some instances, we may recommend a surgical procedure called a cornea transplant to help restore vision, improve the appearance of the cornea, and reduce pain.
During your initial consultation and follow-up appointments in some instances, we will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. As one of the most important parts of any surgery, it’s important that you know exactly how to prepare. Let’s review some of the preparatory steps:
- Get a Thorough Eye Exam: One of the most important steps of corneal transplant surgery is to get a thorough eye examination from our Wilkinson Eye Center office. This examination is done primarily to look for conditions that may result in postoperative complications.
- Review Medications: Bring a list of all the medications and supplements you are taking. You may need to stop taking certain medications either before or after your surgery.
- Treatment for Other Eye Issues: If you are suffering from an eye infection or inflammation, we will start a treatment plan before surgery so that it doesn’t affect the success of your transplant.
- Measurements: Because your corneal transplant will come from a donor, we will need to take measurements to determine what size of donor cornea you will need.
If you are in need of a corneal transplant, we have got you covered. By following the above tips, you can start out your surgery on the right foot.
Ready to learn more about corneal transplant surgery? Contact our Pontiac office at (248) 334-4931.