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Your Sight

If you have been diagnosed with a corneal disease or condition or have had a traumatic injury to your cornea, we can help.

Corneal Procedures At ReVision

What is the Cornea?

The cornea is the clear surface on the front of your eye that helps focus incoming light. If the cornea becomes cloudy or misshapen, a corneal procedure such as a corneal transplant may be needed to restore vision and comfort.

What is a Corneal Transplant?

During a corneal transplant, damaged tissue is replaced with healthy donor tissue. Depending on the condition of your eye, this will include the entire cornea, partial cornea or individual layers. This may be appropriate for patients diagnosed with keratoconus or other corneal scarring.

Unlike a traditional corneal transplant surgery, partial transplants allow for a more rapid visual restoration, less discomfort and a reduced risk of sight-threatening complications.

Partial corneal transplants options offered include:

  • DSAEK
  • DMEK
  • DALK
  • PK

You can take comfort in knowing your Surgeon is a specialist, having completed a medical fellowship specifically in the care of the cornea.

Investing for You.

At ReVision, we are continually investing in the latest technology, evaluating new techniques and alternative treatments – all with your best vision in mind.

 

FAQ

  • What is a DSAEK procedure?

    Descemet's stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is a corneal procedure to treat acute corneal damage or corneal disease, such as Fuch's dystrophy. A DSAEK is a partial transplant procedure which allows for a more rapid visual restoration, less discomfort and a reduced risk of sight-threatening complications. Your Surgeon will make a small incision in the eye to access the inner surface of the cornea. Diseased tissue is removed through this incision, and then donor tissue is implanted. The procedure takes approximately one hour.

  • What is a DMEK procedure?

    Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)​ is a corneal procedure to treat acute corneal damage or corneal disease. DMEK is a partial transplant done through a single incision in the eye. A DMEK procedure allows for a more rapid visual restoration, less discomfort and a reduced risk of sight-threatening complications compared to traditional corneal transplant surgery. Similar to a DSAEK, a DMEK is a replacement of endothelial cells. You should discuss both options with your Surgeon.​​ The procedure takes approximately one hour.

  • What is a DALK procedure?

    Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is a corneal procedure to treat acute corneal damage or corneal disease. A DALK is a partial-thickness corneal transplant which involves only the donor stroma, leaving the rest of the recipient's cornea intact. Your Surgeon will make a small incision on the eye. Diseased tissue is removed through this incision, and then donor tissue is implanted. The procedure takes approximately one hour.

  • What is a PK procedure?

    Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) is a corneal procedure to treat acute cornea damage or corneal disease. A PK is a complete cornea transplant using a donor cornea. The procedure takes approximately one hour.

  • Does the experience of my Surgeon matter?

    While developments in technology have led to improved surgical outcomes, your Surgeon's training and experience are still the most important factors in achieving exceptional visual outcomes. Dr. Schumer and Dr. Shah are both Board Certified Ophthalmologists who have completed fellowships in cornea surgery.

  • What is the price range of corneal procedures?

    Having a corneal procedure is an investment in the quality of your life. All treatment options are reviewed with you during your appointment. Price will vary depending on your treatment plan and current medical insurance.

  • What insurance is accepted?

    We accept a wide variety of medical insurances. You may verify your coverage by calling the number listed on the back of your insurance card. If you still have questions, contact our office at (800) 475-2113.

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