Arlington Eye Physicians

Cornea Transplant Surgery

Cornea Transplant Surgery Arlington Heights IL

Cornea and Anterior Eye Surgeries and Treatment

While some eye conditions can be corrected with glasses or other corrective lenses, some will require laser eye surgery in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect in order to restore vision. At Arlington Eye Physicians, our experienced staff will evaluate your need for surgery and then schedule your procedure at a time that’s most convenient for you. We will take into account any of your plans and try to minimize the impact this type of surgery has on your daily life. However, when the surgery is complete, you will find you are able to see better and your overall eye health will improve.

Cornea Transplant

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP):

Some patients require a full thickness cornea transplant to improve vision in the setting of scarring, infection, trauma, or corneal thinning disorders, such as keratoconus. This surgery involves replacing the entire thickness of the cornea with donor corneal tissue. The transplant is held in place by stitches that are later removed as the eye heals.

Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)

Certain disorders of the cornea affect the inner layer of cells called the endothelial cells. This results in swelling of the cornea and blurred vision. DSEK surgery replaces this unhealthy layer of cells with donor corneal tissue to improve vision. It has the benefit of faster visual recovery than a full thickness corneal transplant and less astigmatism.

Ocular Surface Procedures

Amniotic Membrane Grafting

Patients with disorders of the surface of the eye may benefit from placement of amniotic membrane tissue to help the eye heal. This procedure is either performed in the operating room or in the clinic and may require the use of stitches or a contact lens to hold the material in place. Amniotic membrane tissue provides support and nutrition to the ocular surface to aid healing in eyes with chemical injury, ulceration, severe dry eye, and after certain types of infection.

Pterygium Excision

A pterygium is a wing shaped growth of fibrovascular tissue that extends onto the cornea. It may cause ocular irritation and redness or interfere with the vision. It is removed surgically in the operating room, usually along with the application of medication or placement of additional tissue to prevent recurrence.

Let Us Improve Your Vision

If you need laser eye surgery in Arlington Heights or Mount Prospect, you can rely on us to provide the level of care you require to see more clearly once again. Many people are unsure whether they should visit the eye doctor, but it’s an important element in making sure you are able to see clearly and get the care they require. When you rely on us for your eye surgery, you can rest assured you are in the hands of qualified, experienced eye surgeons who will do their best to correct any problems you have with your vision.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our surgeons will meet with you and go over all of the treatment options available at our Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect eye physician office.