Corneal transplant surgery in children

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A corneal transplant replaces a cloudy or damaged part of the cornea with a clear cornea from a donor. Read about corneal transplants and follow-up care.

Key points

  • A corneal transplant is an operation to replace a cloudy cornea with a new one from a donor.
  • Your child will need to take medicine after the operation to help with healing and to prevent rejection of the new cornea.
  • Call the doctor right away if you see signs that the eye is infected or your child's body is rejecting the new cornea (redness, light sensitivity, pain, cloudiness, reduced vision).
Last updated: July 15th 2022