Dr. Soroudi focuses on treating his clients as early as possible, so they can avoid the need for a corneal transplant. However, for some clients, the condition has progressed too far, and a cornea transplant is the sole remaining option. A permanently damaged or scarred cornea can be surgically replaced.

Full-thickness corneal transplant

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers, we deliver “full-thickness corneal transplants” or “penetrating keratoplasty.” The procedure involves removing the damaged or diseased area of the cornea, which is then replaced with healthy donated human tissue. The cornea has five layers, and all five can be replaced with a full-thickness corneal transplant.

Candidates for a corneal transplant

Several eye conditions may indicate this procedure as the right approach. When a client has impaired vision due to a scarred or damaged cornea, or a diseased or infected cornea, several layers of the structure are damaged or abnormal. When the cornea is clouded or the shape significantly distorted, a replacement of all layers of the cornea may be necessary. 

What is the procedure?

In this procedure, the cornea is delicately and carefully removed and then replaced with a healthy cornea, which is adhered to the eye with fine nylon sutures about the size of hair strands. The surgery takes about one hour to complete and can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation for comfort. 

Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers in Glendale, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Newport Beach, CA

Your vision is one of the most treasured senses. If your cornea has sustained damage due to trauma or eye disease and the damage has progressed beyond the point where other, less extreme treatments could be used to resolve your concerns, you want your corneal transplant to be performed by a top eye surgeon with a reputation for excellence. 

Restoring your vision, and quality of life

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers, our goal is to deliver cutting-edge treatments with the support of the most advanced technology. Dr. Soroudi, a leading eye surgeon, performs full-thickness corneal transplantation surgery (penetrating keratoplasty) for clients who are suffering from advanced vision loss due to a seriously damaged cornea. Some of Dr. Soroudi’s transplant patients are enjoying 20/30 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — a significant improvement in quality of life! 

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World-class, in-house surgical centers for corneal transplant surgery

Dr. Soroudi is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an oculoplastic expert with a breadth of understanding regarding eye anatomy. He has performed surgery on members of international royal families, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, and billionaire clients who fly in to seek his services. He has equipped his three centers with state-of-the-art, next-generation technology and employs the latest surgical techniques. His three centers have in-house surgical suites for greater comfort, security, and personalized care.

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Recovery time after a cornea transplant

It is normal to have a slightly scratchy feeling in your eye after the surgery, a side effect that fades over the next two weeks. Your vision, initially, will be blurry, which could continue for several months. As the transplanted tissues settle and heal, vision improves.

Once full healing has been accomplished, vision correction with glasses or contacts may be necessary. If you need a corneal transplant, the healing time may require several months, but you will gain the advantage of once again living with healthy eyesight. 

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