Sierra Tower Bldg.
1700 Curie,
Suite 2400
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 533-3461
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Corneal Transplant

The cornea is the only tissue in the body without a blood supply. This allowed corneal transplantation to take place more than 75 years before other transplant procedures were acceptable. The rejection phenomenon possible with all transplants is minimized in the cornea since it lacks a blood supply. Corneas may fail because of age, genetics, a condition called keratoconus, trauma and scarring, or following corneal ulcers. These devastating conditions can often be cured or improved by corneal surgery including corneal transplant. Schuster Eye Center performs three to four corneal transplant procedures monthly. The post-operative period can be fraught with difficulties and complications prior to achieving a good result. Schuster Eye Center is well versed not only in performing corneal transplant surgery, but in various methods of preserving the graft to allow for the best outcome possible.