During deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, the outermost layer of a diseased cornea is replaced with a lamellar layer from a clinically brain dead donor.
Also Known As:
- Cornea transplant
- Lamellar keratoplasty
- Anterior lamellar keratoplasty
- Eye surgery
- Cornea surgery
Conditions Treated with Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty:
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty can be utilized in cases of corneal ulcers, keratocornus, cornea damage, blurry vision, and clouding, swelling, scarring and thinning of the cornea.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.
Anesthesia with Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty:
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty can be performed with local anesthesia. It can also be performed with general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty:
Possible risks following deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty include infection, cataracts, glaucoma, swelling and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the cornea transplant to be rejected.
Prognosis after Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty:
The prognosis for a positive end result following deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty is good. However, most patients need corrective lenses or laser eye surgery in order to manage vision problems.
Recovery from Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty:
Recovery from deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty takes three to seven days.