The cornea is the normally clear, front window of the eye that covers the
colored iris and round, dark pupil. Light is focused while passing through
the cornea, allowing us to see.
A healthy, clear cornea is necessary for good vision. If your cornea is
injured or affected by disease, it may become swollen or scarred, and its
smoothness and clarity may be lost. Scars, swelling or an irregular shape
can cause the cornea to scatter or distort light, resulting in glare or
If a cornea transplant is necessary, the damaged or unhealthy cornea tissue
is removed and clear donor cornea tissue is put in its place. Dr.
Ramachandran utilizes the latest technique (DSEK) which transplants just the
corneal endothelium, allowing quicker recovery times.