Corneal Swelling

Some people may suffer with blurred vision as a result of swelling of the cornea.  This is caused by the natural water of the eye seeping into the cornea, which causes symptoms such as glare from lights and blurred vision.  The inner layer of cells in the cornea is called the Endothelium.  These cells are important because they prevent fluid from accumulating in the cornea , but sometimes they are not able to perform this function properly.  This may occur if you have a condition called Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy, or sometimes following an operation to remove a cataract.

Whichever the reason for reduced function of the endothelial cells, the result is the same:  blurred vision.

The treatment for this problem is a type of corneal transplant operation in which the endothelial cells are removed and replaced using donor cells.  You can see an animation of this operation here:

Inner Layer Corneal Transplant

If you have Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy and a cataract, then Mr Muhtaseb can perform a combined operation to remove your cataract and complete the endothelial transplant in a single procedure.

Mr Muhtaseb will conduct a thorough examination of your eyes, and explain in detail all the risks and benefits of this surgery.  You will have ample opportunity to ask questions so that you can make a decision about your treatment.