BRING YOUR EYES BACK TO LIFE
BRING YOUR EYES BACK TO LIFE
What you need to know about getting Corneal Graft (DSEK) in Wales
Restore your vision
Your cornea condition blocked light from entering your eye. This caused your vision to be comparable to looking through a murky window. You may have experienced sensitivity to light, distorted vision and pain.
After your corneal graft (DSEK), you have a healthy, clear cornea and your functional vision has been restored.
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WHO WE SERVE
If you can see yourself below, then we can help you
You’re over 45 and would love to read again without glasses
Unfortunately, reading glasses or varifocals get in the way of many of the things you most enjoy. Yes, spectacles help, but they are annoying little appendages that you lose or must clean to see clearly.
If you feel annoyed, anxious and limited by reading glasses or varifocal spectacles, we can help. Don’t let your favourite hobbies become tiring chores.
Be free from reading specs for good. Experience the liberation from squinting and headaches that you might have already begun to accept as part of life.
Instead, look forward to enjoying everything that your vision has to offer. Whether you enjoy reading, gardening, or the great outdoors, everything looks better when your eyes see as young as you feel.
Get a new lease on life. Contact us today and take the first step towards a better life.
Your vision is yellowing, duller, and cataracts are forming. You feel like your eyes are letting you down
The effect on your life can vary from being slightly frustrating, through to significantly affecting your ability to function independently, or even causing a devastating reduction in vision.
Before you developed cataracts, you were living a full life. You may enjoy the outdoors, have indoor hobbies or enjoy travelling. Or, perhaps you have finished working and are now taking the time to enjoy everything you may have missed when you were busy making a living.
Sadly, your eyes now dull the shine of life’s beautiful landscape. The trees, the flowers and even the sky don’t seem as bright as they used to look.
Get your life back without the compromise. Experience what life used to look like. Even better, if you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses, discover the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that modern cataract surgery affords.
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We treat patients from all across Wales
CORNEAL GRAFTS EXPLAINED
In these toggles we explain what you need to know about a corneal graft
Your suitability for corneal graft treatment depends on the severity of your condition and other factors such as:
- The degree of the swelling
- What is causing the problem
- The duration you have had the problem
- The effect it is having on your vision
If you have mild swelling that is not causing much trouble with the vision, we can observe this over time in the clinic.
If the swelling is severe and your vision is greatly reduced, we will need to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery.
A corneal graft is a transplant operation, involving removal of the central part of the cornea (the clear front window of the eye) and its replacement with a cornea from a donor.
We can perform a corneal graft in isolation or together with another procedure, such as cataract surgery. It takes a longer time to recover from a full thickness than a partial thickness corneal graft operation.
However, corneal graft surgery is technically challenging and the visual recovery can take anywhere from several weeks for some types of inner layer partial thickness grafts (endothelial keratoplasty) to over a year for full thickness grafts.
Most risks are amenable to medical or surgical treatment, but it is possible that lasting effects on the vision or health of the eye may occur.
The alternatives to corneal graft surgery depend on the underlying disease of the cornea.
- For swelling in the cornea it may be possible to use Saline drops to reduce the swelling
- For mild corneal scarring a therapeutic contact lens may offer some improvement in vision
- For other diseases of the cornea where vision is more seriously affected it may be that only a graft can improve the sight.
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.
Corneal graft surgery is very successful and the vast majority of patients recover a very satisfactory level of vision.
There are many different types of corneal graft surgery and the results of each type cary greatly. The results are especially affected by the underlying reason that the graft was needed.
The specific issues related to your individual case will be discussed during your consultation with Prof Muhtaseb.
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HOW IT WORKS
Enjoy a life free from cataracts, glasses and contact lenses in three easy steps
Meet your consultant
I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at one of my facilities in South Wales.
Revitalise your eyes
I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a life free of cataracts and glasses and contact lenses.
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ABOUT THE EXPERT
Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb, FRCOphth
Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
iLase is the private practice of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb. Based in South Wales, he is one of the very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and was appointed as a Consultant in the NHS in 2006.