In a corneal transplant, the irregularly shaped or cloudy cornea is replaced by a donor cornea. During the operation, the central part (which is mainly looked through) is usually replaced in whole or in part.
When is a corneal transplant necessary?
A corneal transplant may be necessary for the following conditions:
- where the cornea deforms (e.g. keratoconus),
- where the cornea becomes cloudy (such as Fuchs’ dystrophy),
- due to scars on the cornea (after severe inflammation or after an accident).
Lenses after a corneal transplant
After a successful operation, visual acuity can gradually improve greatly, but rigid contact lenses or scleral lenses are often necessary for optimal vision.
Frequently asked questions
Contact lenses that have been fitted on medical grounds, or for which you have been referred to us by your ophthalmologist, are almost always reimbursed by your health insurer within the basic package. Your health insurer will not reimburse you for the purchase of the contact lens solution. This is sometimes also the case with services purchased from us, such as fittings and check-ups. You can take out a medical subscription with us for this. You then pay € 7,05 per month via a recurring SEPA direct debit. If you have a medical subscription with us, you no longer have to pay for the check-ups separately and you also receive a discount on the solutions.
An overview of all health insurers and their labels can be found through this link.