Your OMNI Eye doctor is focused on your optimal eye health and comfort. If a DSLEK corneal transplant is recommended, you can rest assured that the staff at OMNI Eye Specialists is here to walk you through every step of your journey, from your initial consultation to your surgery and recovery. Our staff is here to answer any questions and allay any concerns you may have before and after your procedure. OMNI Eye physicians are specially trained in the delicate microsurgical technique, ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients.
Before Your Corneal Transplant
Once it is determined that a corneal transplant is right for you, the staff at OMNI Eye Specialists will put your name on the transplant list at your local eye bank. It may take a few weeks or longer to find a suitable corneal donor.
During The Procedure
The OMNI Eye staff will work to ensure your utmost comfort before, during and after your corneal transplantation. At our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, Dulaney Eye Institute, you will be given local or general anesthesia (depending on the extent of the corneal disease or injury, your age, general health and other factors determined by your physician). The DSLEK procedure utilizes a much smaller surgical incision and requires no corneal sutures. This usually results in more rapid visual rehabilitation for the DSLEK patient and also reduces the risk of sight threatening complications.
After The Procedure
Your OMNI Eye physician will follow-up with you to ensure your healthy recovery. In most cases, patients experience acceptable vision recovery within a couple of months, with some patients experiencing a quicker return to normal vision. Recovery usually depends on a patient’s age and the overall eye health of the patient.
- Your optimal eye care and health is our number one priority. If you have any questions about vision continues to gradually improve over the next several weeks to months.