Can vision be further corrected after corneal transplants?
In addition, at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, we have particular interest in visual correction after transplantation. A variety of techniques may help improve vision in patients who have already had a corneal transplant. Such techniques include: Post Transplant Contact Lenses : Specialized contact lens fitting may dramatically reduce astigmatism and improve vision after corneal transplants. Excimer Laser PRK : In selected patients, reshaping the transplant using the photorefractive keratectomy technique can improve visual acuity without glasses or contact lenses. LASIK : As with PRK, the LASIK technique is useful in some patients after corneal transplantation. Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) : CK uses radiofrequency energy to reshape the cornea. Astigmatic Keratotomy : Many patients after transplantation suffer astigmatism. Revising the transplant wound, sometimes with suturing, can diminish transplant astigmatism. All patients with corneal transplants are different. A full evaluati