What are the artificial corneal transplant procedure steps?
1. Application of antibiotic and anesthetic eye drops to the ocular surface.
2. Creation of an 8-mm diameter corneal dissection and 3.5-mm diameter circular incision using a femtosecond laser.
4. Removal of the central 3.5-mm disc of anterior corneal tissue.
5. Insertion of the artificial cornea inside the corneal pocket and placement of the artificial cornea central optic inside the trephination opening.
How Will the Artificial Corneal Transplant Procedure Affect My Vision?
The goal of this surgery is to restore clarity and refractive function of the cornea and improve vision.
How Much Does the Artificial Corneal Transplant Cost?
For patients who do not have health insurance, the average cost of surgery can range from $13,000 to $27,000 or more.