July 30, 2014

Although our corneas can quickly heal minor injuries before the occurrence of any visual disturbances, they are not able to heal deeper injuries. Not only that, this condition can permanently damage one’s vision.

In this case, a corneal transplant may be your best option. Before considering one, you will need to undergo a thorough eye examination with a qualified eye doctor. This is when exact measurements of your eye will be taken to identify any problems in your eyes that could affect surgery in any way.

It is important to make your doctor aware of any existing or previous medical conditions, as well as any prescription or over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking. Some of these meds may interfere with the outcomes of your corneal transplant, as well as your blood clotting abilities, and may have to be cut down.

Before the day of your surgery, your eye doctor will provide you with certain instructions on how to prepare for your corneal transplant. These instructions may include the following:

  • Avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight before your surgery.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes on the day of your corneal transplant.
  • Keep your face free of any products, such as makeup, creams, or lotions.
  • Arrange someone to drive you home right after your surgery.

Your cooperation is essential in having a smooth-flowing and successful surgery. If you think you need a corneal transplant or would like to learn more about the procedure, book an appointment with us today by calling 602-258-4321.


3815 E. Bell Road, Ste. 2500 Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Phone: 602-258-4321

Fax: (602) 253-5917


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Phone: (480) 833-8006

Fax: (480) 833-1420


9185 W. Thunderbird/Plaza del Rio, Peoria, Arizona 85381

Phone: (623) 889-2445

Fax: (623) 889-2451


2517 Great Western Drive. Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Phone: (602) 258-4321

Fax: (602) 253-5917

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