Corneas grafts require healthy donor corneal tissue and can vary from full-thickness grafts to different types of partial-thickness grafts. Our consultant will advise what type of graft best suits your condition.  

The procedure is performed in an operating theatre as a day case surgery.


What are the different types of corneal grafts?

Types of corneal grafts include:

DMEK – Descemet’s membrane endothelium keratoplasty

DSAEK – Descemet’s stripping automated endothelium keratoplasty

DALK – Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

ALK – Anterior lamellar keratoplasty

PK – Penetrating keratoplasty. Full thickness corneal graft.

What conditions can be treated with corneal grafts?

There are many different types of corneal conditions that can be treated with corneal grafts, including Keratoconus, degenerative corneal conditions such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, corneal holes, scars or infections.