If your vision has been impaired by a damaged cornea, Bellasee’s team of expert eye surgery specialists can help. Our cutting-edge cornea transplant techniques involve replacing damaged tissue with healthy donor tissue to help improve your sight or relieve any pain.
who we are
Cornea surgeons are fellowship trained in the art of cornea management and transplantation. Following general training, a cornea surgeon completes an additional one year of training specifically in the field of cornea and external disease
what we treat
Expert in cornea transplantation(all types) as well as the treatment of common cornea conditions such as dry eye syndrome, contact lens related ulcerations and overwear, inherited dystrophies, and degenerations.
where to find us
Penetrating keratoplasty (full-thickness cornea transplantation), DSEK and DMEK (partial thickness cornea transplantation of the innermost layer of the cornea)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and UV light (370nm) are applied to the cornea to help stiffen the collagen and slow or stop the progression of abnormal cornea steepening.
No, cornea transplantation does not require a matched donor.
This varies based on the type of transplant undertaken and the individual patient. Time can range from very quickly(weeks) for thinner transplants (DMEK) to a year for full-thickness transplantation.
Yes, contact lenses can be worn, but only after being given the okay by your transplant surgeon.
No, having a cornea transplant does not change your eye color. The eye color is determined by the color of the iris.