Step 1: Before a corneal graft can take place we must submit a request to the National eye bank for a donor cornea to be allocated to you. You will be notified once this has been done and a date for surgery assigned.
Step 2: On the day of surgery you will arrive at the surgery centre and be admitted by one of the nurses.
Step 3: The surgeon will spend time with you to allow for any questions and for signing the consent forms.
Step 4: Thereafter, the eye will be numbed, or a full anaesthetic may be administered, and you will be taken into the surgery room for the operation to be completed.
Step 5: Afterwards you will be given the post-operative drops and advice on what you can and cannot do after surgery.
You will also be given a phone number to call if you have any concerns.
Step 6: A post-operative follow-up appointment will be arranged and you will be allowed to go home with a companion.