Houston Cornea Surgery
Eye Center of Texas’ cornea subspecialty trained surgeons provide the most up-to-date surgical and clinical procedures available. Technology changes and micro-surgical procedure advancements occur on an almost daily basis. Eye Center of Texas stays on the cutting edge of these advancements so that you can be assured of the latest corneal care possible.
Recent advancements in cornea surgery include the following
Pterygia are surgically removed at Eye Center of Texas using one of two methods:
Eye Center of Texas also provides the latest in pterygia surgery. A pterygium is a commonly occurring growth on the white and colored part of the eye often resulting in an unpleasant cosmetic appearance and reduced vision.
Autographing – the removal of the growth and the replacement of the removed tissue with tissue from the patient’s eye, usually from under the upper lid.
Amniotic Membrane Transplantation – the removal of the growth and the replacement of the tissue with an amniotic membrane.
Corneal transplant in Houston
The corneal transplant procedure is a popular and effective way to treat damaged corneas and vision impairments that cannot be treated with contacts or glasses. Who is a candidate for corneal transplant? You might qualify if you have:
- Corneal damage from infection or injury
- Eye diseases such as Fuchs’ dystrophy
- Corneal sores or ulcers
- Keratoconus (thinning, bulging corneas)
- Corneal abrasions
- Scarring from eyelashes rubbing against the cornea
When is a corneal transplant necessary? There are many reasons for an ophthalmologist to recommend a corneal transplant, not just for the sake of your vision but for your overall health. Corneal transplants can be used to correct vision, as well as relieve pain or fix specific eye conditions.
How long does a cornea transplant last?
According to the NHS, most transplants last at least ten years without complications. Corneal transplant success rates are very high while corneal transplant recovery time is relatively low, making it a great option for patients who want better, clearer vision sooner.
If you are interested in a cornea transplant in Houston, visit the specialists at Eye Center of Texas for a comprehensive eye health consultation.
Cornea surgery options at Eye Center of Texas
Eye Center of Texas is a premier eye care practice led by a team of experienced optometrists and eye surgeons, including Dr. Wade, Dr. Mayo, Dr. Ahmed, and Dr. Bell. Over the years the practice has earned a reputation as a top Houston LASIK / Pasadena practice. In addition, the practice is frequently visited by patients searching for an experienced cataract surgeon in Houston.