About Cornea Transplants
Corneal transplantation was the first type of transplant performed on a human, and it continues to be one of the most frequently performed procedures in the United States. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists perform the DMEK (Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) and DSEK/DSAEK (Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty/Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty), depending on the layer of corneal tissue that is compromised. To learn more, schedule a consultation with a member of our team.
DMEK and DSEK (DSAEK) Reviews
"Dr. Lehman is amazing! He offered me treatment for my cornea condition that I had been told was not optional. After a cornea transplant, my vision continues to improve. The staff at Focal Point are professional and courteous. I highly recommend Focal Point Vision!"- S.B. / Facebook / May 22, 2019
"I recommend the doctors at this clinic I have mostly seen Dr. Lehmann. He is very caring with very good "bedside manners". He puts you at ease when dealing with emergency situations. He performed my last cornea transplant."- F.T. / Facebook / Apr 17, 2020
CORNEAL TRANSPLANT TECHNIQUES
At Focal Point Vision, our ophthalmologists perform two different types of corneal transplant techniques:
- DSEK (DSAEK) is offered for individuals who have problems within the endothelium, including Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE). This technique can also benefit patients who have had an endothelial keratoplasty.
- DMEK is a surgical technique performed for people with Fuchs' corneal dystrophy and corneal endothelial dysfunction. DMEK does not affect the shape of the cornea.
DO I NEED A CORNEAL TRANSPLANT?
Corneal transplants are safe and effective for patients with damage to the cornea tissue, wherever it may exist. At our esteemed eye center, board-certified ophthalmologists Drs. Maverick and Lehmann perform different techniques to address your unique situation. Schedule a consultation with a member of our team to find out if a corneal transplant is what you need for your ocular health.