Ophthalmologist in Jersey City
If your corneas are no longer operating effectively, by not permitting light to enter your eyes, it is an understandably troubling situation. Fortunately, corneal transplants offer a safe solution with a high degree of success to recommended it. Our ophthalmologist in Jersey City
is the specialist you can count on for this delicate procedure.
Your cornea is the part of your eye located at the very front. It's job is to intake light and then direct that light to the back of your eye, where the retina is. It serves an essential role in your vision. Corneal disease, such as keratoconus; or an infection of the corneal tissue can lead to a breakdown of the cornea's function. Keratoconus causes it to lose its normal, round shape due to eroding of the fiber that helps it maintain its structural integrity. It is also possible that lattice dystrophy or Fuchs' dystrophy, inherited illnesses, can be responsible for problems with your cornea. Our ophthalmologist in Jersey City
will evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for a corneal transplant. A partial one, or DSEK transplant, is the most common. Only some of the corneal layers will be replaced. In more serious circumstances, you will need a full transplant, which involves our ophthalmologist in Jersey City
replacing all five layers. Needless to say this is a more complicated procedure. Even so, both types of transplant are done in our office, with no hospital stay required. The success rate is as high as 89%, with a rejection possibility of less than 20%. If successful, you can expect your new corneal tissue to last for at least ten years.
Turn to our office for expert, experienced eye care. Contact us and we will schedule you for a time to come in for a consultation and exam.
203 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
By Palisade Eye
October 12, 2017